NEW GLOUCESTER – Emilia Dahlin, who was recently selected as one of the Top 10 local musicians to put on your must-see list by Down East magazine, will perform Saturday, March 1, at the Village Coffeehouse.

Dahlin was also voted best local female vocalist in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and was winner of the Great Waters Songwriting Competition in Wolfboro, N.H.

Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument-collecting father and accordion-playing mother, Dahlin was destined for a life of music. Although she started as a classically trained pianist, she turned to guitar in 1996 and never stopped.

After a brief, post-graduate stint in San Francisco, she moved to Portland to attend a graduate program in documentary photography and supported herself by singing in the streets of the Old Port. There, she fostered her love of storytelling both visually and audibly. Upon graduation, she settled into the Portland community and started building a career as a full-time singer/songwriter.

Wielding a voice that defies the size of her body and with strong storytelling sensibilities, Dahlin has carved out her name as a unique songstress. She weaves tales complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods and tax evaders with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals.

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The show will start at 7:30 pm. The Village Coffeehouse is in the First Congregational Church at Route 231 and Gloucester Hill Road. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call Julie Fralich at 926-3161 or the church office at 926-3260.

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