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Karen Matheson

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  • Born: Oban, Argyll, Scotland
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Capercaillie frontwoman Karen Matheson started performing at an early age. Playing at local village halls in Scotland throughout her youth, she would help start Capercaillie with several high school friends in the mid-80's. The band had a successful career and released several albums throughout the next decades, but in 1997 Matheson decided to try her hand at a solo release. The resulting album, The Dreaming Sea, showcased her vocal range and gave her an opportunity to experiment with her talents. She rejoined the group when they reconvened for their next album, and stayed with them until 2002, when she decided to try another solo album. Time to Fall, which was produced by Donald Shaw and Paul McGeechan, appeared in the summer of that year.