BREAKING NEWS!

Since the onset of Covid-19 in the US, I have been finding creative ways to share my music and stories from afar. I am excited to announce the launch of my Patreon account on July 6th, 2020. Through a subscription on Patreon you can receive updates every week, 2 weeks or once a month with content like Oldtime Fiddle Lessons, Tune & Tales (at the special request from some of my fans who love hearing the stories behind the music I play!) and Exclusive Online Concerts! Find out more by visiting: www.patreon.com/dakotakarper 

About

Dakota Karper

Appalachian fiddler and Vocalist

Dakota Karper was born and raised in rural West Virginia where she grew up surrounded by Old-Time Appalachian String Band music. From a young age she took to this music with great abandon. Absorbing as much as possible, she apprenticed under fiddler Joe Herrmann, spent weeks at Augusta Heritage Center, and various music festivals in and around West Virginia as well as studying classical violin at the Shenandoah Arts Academy in Winchester, VA. After living in Baltimore, MD for 7 years, Dakota moved back to her roots in Capon Bridge, WV where she is now teaching Appalachian fiddle , as well as performing in the the surrounding areas.  Dakota was a founding member of the 'Short Mountain String Band', and "Hay Fever" and has most recently been performing as a duo with cellist Brendan Hearn. In 2019 Dakota opened her own traditional roots music school called 'The Cat and The Fiddle'.  Whether performing, teaching, or jamming, Dakota is always looking for a way to share her passion for mountain music. Find out more at www.dakotakarper.com

SHOWS

Check back often for updates on where you can find Dakota playing in your area!

Previous events

Date Event Location
Dakota Karper at The River House The River House, Capon Bridge, WV The River House, Capon Bridge, WV
 —  — Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper at Gloria's Listening Room Gloria's Listening Room , Warrenton, VA Gloria's Listening Room , Warrenton, VA
Double Duo Show: Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper / Morgan Morrison & Fiddlin' Dave at Barns of Rose Hill Barns of Rose Hill , Berryville, VA Barns of Rose Hill , Berryville, VA
Dakota Karper & Ben Townsend at Hampshire Highlands Music and Arts Festival Romney, WV, Romney, WV Romney, WV, Romney, WV
Dakota Karper & Ben Townsend - Private Event  
Dakota Karper / Ben Townsend / Mike Everson - Private Event Capon Bridge, WV Capon Bridge, WV
Brendan Hearn and Dakota Karper at Four Hour Day Four Hour Day, Baltimore, MD Four Hour Day, Baltimore, MD
Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper at Mount Airy Violins and Bows Mount Airy Violins and Bows, Philadelphia, PA Mount Airy Violins and Bows, Philadelphia, PA
Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper at Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 1 Rockwood Music Hall , New York City, NY Rockwood Music Hall , New York City, NY
Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper - Asparagus Media Recording (WITH LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE!) Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD
Brendan Hearn and Dakota Karper at Germano's Germano's , Baltimore, MD Germano's , Baltimore, MD
Brendan Hearn and Dakota Karper at The River House The River House, Capon Bridge, WV The River House, Capon Bridge, WV
Brendan Hearn and Dakota Karper at The Purple Fiddle The Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV The Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV
Dakota Karper at Commonwealth Senior Living Common Wealth Senior Living , Berryville, VA Common Wealth Senior Living , Berryville, VA
HayFever at Clatter Coffee Clatter Coffee, Frostburg, Maryland 21532 Clatter Coffee, Frostburg, Maryland 21532
Brendan + Dakota / Fiddlin' Dave & Morgan Morrison at B Chord Brewery B Chord Brewery , Round Hill, VA B Chord Brewery , Round Hill, VA
The Fly Birds - Album Release w/ Brendan Hearn & Dakota Karper Bright Box, Winchester, VA Bright Box, Winchester, VA
Brendan + Dakota at Clatter Clatter, Frostburg, MD Clatter, Frostburg, MD
House Concert at The Cat and The Fiddle: Brendan + Dakota The Cat and The Fiddle, Capon Bridge, WV The Cat and The Fiddle, Capon Bridge, WV
Open Old-time Jam The Cat and The Fiddle, Capon Bridge, WV The Cat and The Fiddle, Capon Bridge, WV

Fiddler Photos