Bob Dylan mentions Karen Dalton several times in his book Chronicles, Volume 1. A track of hers -- Ribbon Bow -- is featured on a 2CD that has a variety of singers mentioned in the book. That double CD -- Chroniques -- was, however, only released in France to coincide with the publication of the French translation.
Since when, Dalton's slim body of work -- two albums -- has been re-released. And beautiful the music is, too.
Dalton had a troubled life -- doesn't everyone? -- but hers appeared to be more troubled than most. For a good overview of the life and times of Karen Dalton: Guardian Video clip from 1969: youtube Thanks, Gavin!