The Chicago group Dolly Varden produces rootsy, atmospheric tunes laced with rock, country, and soul influences. The couple songwriting group of Diane Christiansen and Stephen Dawson first found prominence in cow-punkers Stump the Host. Both founded Dolly Varden in 1995, documenting their debut recording, Mouthful of Lays, in Christiansen’s transformed art studio room and liberating it independently Mid-Fi label. After accumulating an avid pursuing in Chicago as well as the Midwest, the group authorized with NY indie label Bad Teenager for 1998’s sophomore work, The Excitement of Gravity. The recording, recorded once more in the house studio room, earned rave evaluations and garnered nationwide interest. Dolly Varden’s third recording, 2000’s The Dumbest Magnets (Bad Teen Information), was made by Brad Jones (Steve Forbert, Marshall Crenshaw) at his live-in studio room in Nashville. (The Dumbest Magnets was distributed in European countries on Soaring Sparks Information.) For Forgiven Right now, released in March of 2002, the group once more documented with Brad Jones. Your time and effort presented a visitor appearance by renowned pedal steel participant Al Perkins (Gram Parsons, the Rolling Rocks) on “The Lotus Hour” and “There is a Magic.” Forgiven Today was released by way of a relationship with Undertow, an unbiased music collective operate by Dolly Varden’s longtime supervisor, Bob Andrews. Dolly Varden’s well-crafted albums possess garnered enthusiastic accolades from such vanguard magazines of alt-country because the Austin Chronicle no Unhappiness.