Karen Haglof, No-Wave Guitarist Turned Doctor, Relaunches Music Career

April 12, 2015 9:23 PM

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Karen Haglof made a name for herself as a guitarist in 1990s, playing on New York's alternative rock scene. She performed with avant garde composers and collaborated with visual artists before deciding to make a change of career and putting down her guitar. That was more than 20 years ago. Now, she's back with a new approach to her instrument and a new album called "Western Holiday." Rick Karr has more.

RICK KARR, BYLINE: When Karen Haglof moved to the Twin Cities to New York, she saw right away that she faced a lot of competition. Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, among many others, were coaxing new sounds out of their guitars. But by the end of the decade, she was playing in the accl...

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