Caroline Dahl

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Caroline Dahl is an American pianist and composer of boogie-woogie and American roots music.

She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, where she played with the Metropolitan Blues All Stars. She has lived in San Francisco[1] for over 30 years, where she performs solo around the Bay area and with Tom Rigney & Flambeau.[2] She is locally known for her Sunday brunch performances at Mama's Royal Cafe, and for her award-winning fiber arts.[3]

The American Music Research Foundation calls Dahl "a self-taught master of the American roots styles of Boogie woogie, Blues, vintage R&B, Jazz, Swing, and Country Swing."[4] She has headlined at festivals in the United States, Europe and Canada, including the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Switzerland,[5] the Festival de Blues in Barcelona, and the Motor City Boogie Woogie Festival in Detroit.


  • 2005: No Hats (Globe Records)
  • 2006: Night House (Globe Records)
  • 2013: Devil Digit Boogie Woogie (Hexadact Records)


  1. ^ Cavalieri, Nate (10 December 2003). "Caroline Dahl: Night House". SF Weekly. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Caroline Dahl—Night House – GlobeRecords - Audiophile Audition". 2007-01-15. Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  3. ^ Liberatore, Paul (19 December 2009). "Boogie-woogie piano player is also a fiber artist". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "American Music Research Foundation - blues, boogie woogie, jazz, ragtime, rhythm and blues". Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Silvan Zingg International Boogie Woogie Festival | Switzerland". 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 

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