About the Message:
Katie Dahl — Learning Truths We Already Knew (and Finding the Courage to Stand in Them)
The week the pandemic started, Katie Dahl wrote a song that begins: “I’m learning what I already knew.” The pandemic gave us a lot of time to think, reflect, and confront truths we may have previously pushed aside. Now that we’re slowly re-entering society, how do we find the courage to stand in those truths? How do we come back into community honestly with one another, while making space for the ways in which we have all changed?
About the Speaker:
Singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliffs of Mali, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. Particularly well-respected on her home turf of Door County, Wisconsin, Katie tours nationwide, earning accolades nationwide for the depth of smooth alto, the intelligence and honesty of her songs, and the easy humor of her live performances. Katie is also a playwright; her musicals Victory Farm and The Fisherman’s Daughters share her songs’ strong sense of place and storytelling. Katie has twice reached the top of the folk radio charts, with “Crowns” hitting #1 in 2015 and “Worry My Friend” hitting #4 in 2019. Dar Williams says, “Katie Dahl’s songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting.”