SEARSMONT — Hard to define, easy to love – vocalist and songwriter Emilia Dahlin brings her quintet to Searsmont’s Live OUTSIDE the Library summer concert series Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m. If the weather is cooperative, the concert will be held outside on the Searsmont Community Center lawn (bring camp chairs or blanket), otherwise it will be in the Community Hall (masks encouraged). The concert is presented free of charge.

Wielding a voice that defies the size of her body, Dahlin has carved out a reputation as a unique songstress. She weaves mesmerizing tales with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals. Her well-crafted songs sound as if they’ve been left outside where time and weather have worn cracks for the wind to whip through. Her quintet is made up of equally unique and energetic players: Stuart Gurley (bass), Amory Raymond (guitar), Seth Kearns (drums) and Kate Beever (vibes and percussion).

Throughout a 16-year musical performing career that has taken her through the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Europe, Dahlin has made Maine her home. Known for memorable performances, she has garnered national awards from Telluride Troubadour, Winner of the Starbucks Music Makers Competition, Winner of Boston Music Conference Songwriting Competition, and the Great Waters Songwriting Contest. Dahlin also weaves community organizing into her art, having journeyed to sustainable and intentional communities around the world, she returned to New England to co-found The Transcendence Project with Deb Bicknell, which uses music as medium for building community locally and globally.

This concert is funded in part by the Friends of Searsmont Library and donations to the library.