Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as "the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez," Connie Dover is a singer, poet and Emmy Award-winning producer and composer. Her soaring, crystal-clear voice and inspired arrangements of the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America display a depth and breadth of range that have established her as one of the world's pre-eminent traditional singers.
Connie was born in Arkansas and raised in Missouri. She studied at Oxford University and she has researched music from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Miles City, Montana.
It was around Wyoming campfires, trading songs with old-time cowboys, where Connie discovered that the ancient ballads she learned in Scotland were still being sung on cattle trails in the Rocky Mountains.
Nature is a constant theme in Connie's music. Her enchantment with the enduring quality of traditional songs and her exploration of the interplay of Celtic and American music inspire her creative work. Her instinct for capturing the emotional core of each song and her love for the high plains and mountains of the American West paint the broad landscape of her music.
She spends a portion of her summers cooking on a ranch in northwest Wyoming, and part of the winter months as a cook and guide at a remote yurt camp in Yellowstone National Park.
Connie performs in concert, on radio and television around the world, and she has been a featured guest on NPR's Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and the Thistle and Shamrock.
She has released six critically-acclaimed solo albums, and her music can be heard on many soundtracks and recordings of folk and world music. She received 2007 Emmy Award for Musical Composition and Arrangement. She is a recipient of the Speakeasy Prize in Poetry and the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest Grand Prize. She has also been inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame.
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