As with many performers, music has always followed Jenny Dalton—even when she was not actively pursuing a musical career. As a young child, she would sing herself to sleep, and when she discovered a piano at a neighbor's house, one might say it was fate. Though music was pushed to the background during her college years, Dalton eventually decided to make it a priority, dropping out halfway to a teaching M.A. at St. Thomas. The result of this reshuffling of priorities was a creative and business boom: She went on to found the indie record label Glossy Shoebox Productions, and self-produce her warmly received debut album, Fleur de Lily. Dalton's music may be described as stark: Her distant and calm voice and icy piano weave about each other, hinting briefly at Celtic inspirations (and prompting many a music critic to make Tori Amos and Sarah McLaughlin comparisons). In late October, Dalton released a dance-club remix of the CD. Carbon Lily Remixes features re-toolings from DJs and producers from distant locales including Greece, Germany, and the U.K. Performing with her at this all-female-musicians show at the Turf will be folky Duluth fave Mary Bue and violin/ambient artist Bella Koshka. 21+.
Thu., Dec. 20, 9 p.m., 2007