Wielding a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, Dahlin has carved out her name as a unique songstress. She weaves mesmerizing tales, complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods, and tax evaders, with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals. Her well-crafted songs sound as if they’ve been left outside where time and weather have worn cracks for the wind to whip through. Her sky-rocketing energy is delivered with honesty.

Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument-collecting father and accordion-playing mother, Dahlin started piano, formally, at the age of five and trained classically for the next 13 years. It was Christmas day, 1996, when she decided she wanted to play the guitar. She went up to the attic, pulled out a warped and worn guitar that once belonged to her great grandfather, and started to play and never stopped.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and under. VIP tickets, which include a pre-show reception at Vintage Wine Bar, are $20. For tickets and information, visit www.johnsonhall.org or call 207-582-7144.

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