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With Courage, Moxie and a Killer Voice, Singer Karen Carr Steps Out of the Shadows to Deliver a Raucous Debut Album with a Rock/Country Vibe - Out July 23rd
(Published: July 07, 2021)

For Immediate Release
July 7, 2021

With Courage, Moxie and a Killer Voice, Singer Karen Carr Steps Out of the Shadows to Deliver a Raucous Debut Album with a Rock/Country Vibe

A Kick-Ass Leap of Faith into the Spotlight for a Support Artist who Decided it was Time to ‘Live for Today and Introduce Myself to the World'

"I wanted to have the freedom to be complex, to be silly, to be emotionally raw and honest through music. To be me."

Singer Karen Carr has spent a career in the shadows, supporting other worthy performers and hustling as a back-up singer, a jingle performer, and a one-off gig act. Over the years, she has recorded and/or shared the stage with such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, Lionel Ritchie, Eddie Money, and many others. With her eponymous debut album, Carr takes a leap of faith into the spotlight with a bold and confident collection of songs, evoking a rock/country vibe and asserting her authentic voice along the way.

With influences ranging from Pat Benatar to Heart, from Linda Ronstadt to Shania Twain, it's no surprise to feel the raw strength in Carr's music, which at times also recalls Bonnie Raitt and Shawn Colvin.

Listen to the first single, here:

Highlights abound on her upcoming album, out July 23rd. Opening track and first single 'Long Time Coming' mixes a palpable sense of euphoria and empowerment with poignant lyrics (‘living in the shadow of everyone's shadow' et al). It's an anthemic, inspirational track that puts Carr firmly on the map. Second single ‘Sometimes' has a smooth Bonnie Raitt groove, while ‘Gone' sets Carr's stunning vocals to a mature, mournful backdrop that recalls Shawn Colvin's ‘A Few Small Repairs'. ‘Pour a Little More' is a muscular rocker (and yes perhaps a little valentine to Def Leppard!,) while Carr's cover of Elton John's ‘I'm Still Standing' delivers her personal touch...when the chorus kicks in it's an invigorating moment and an affirmation of dignity and strength on so many levels. With electrifying guitar work throughout, Carr's album pairs her power vocals with accompaniment that soars.

Karen Carr shares her personal thoughts about the project:
"I've spent years overcoming fear, doubt, and insecurity, and have finally found the courage to embark on this positive journey and believe in my inner strength. This record is about loss and redemption - where I was before and where I am now.
I also feel there's a tiny glimmer of hope and optimism in the air about 2021, and that's inspired me too.
I woke up one morning a couple of years ago, and I felt I had something to say and it was time for me to start writing. I had recorded many voice memo ideas in my phone of songs that I never shared with anyone. I reached out to my longtime friend/producer Dan Serafini and asked him if he wanted to co-write an album together, and that's where our journey began.
I wanted to have the freedom to be complex, to be silly, to be emotionally raw and honest through music. To be me.
Sometimes we get too close to our songs - we make it personal, which it absolutely is, but I find letting go of perfectionism has brought more freedom to express what I feel, and the permission to continue moving forward without judgment. After all, that is what music is. It's freedom with the spectrum of emotions.
When Dan and I first started writing these songs, we didn't want to place ourselves in a box. We weren't concerned with what age group would like this music, and we weren't concerned with defining styles. We wrote from the heart. We felt no matter what walk of life you come from, our hearts are all the same. We all have similar wants and fears that get shaped and made unique with life itself. It sounds so heavy but it really is true if you think about it. We are all very much the same deep inside." ~ Karen

More about Karen Carr:
Karen was born in Beverly, MA and raised in Danvers, MA. At age 18, Karen joined her first Rock band and performed throughout the New England Region while attending Berklee College of Music. During that time, she began singing local and National TV and radio jingles. She graduated from Berklee in 1990 with a degree in Professional Music. Karen has been a celebrated vocalist in the greater New England area that spans over 3 decades. With Karen's professional experience, world-class talent, and passion for music, it has made her one of the most sought after vocalists in the greater New England music industry. Karen is best known for her powerful voice, as well as her stylistic versatility. She possesses a passionate and energetic presence, as well as being warm and alluring. Karen has shared the stage, and in some cases recorded with such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, Lionel Ritchie, Eddie Money, Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, Robert Ellis Orrall (Carlene Carter, Taylor Swift), Gloria Estefan, Jerry Marrotta (Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel), Ira Coleman (Sting, Herbie Hancock), and David Stefanelli (Beloved Few, Peter Wolf, RTZ). Currently, Karen is an Assistant Professor in the Voice department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

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