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Early Coverage Runs for Singer Karen Carr's Raucous Debut Album; A Rock/Country Vibe and a 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'
(Published: August 25, 2021)

For Immediate Release
August 25, 2021

Early Coverage Runs for Singer Karen Carr's Raucous Debut Album

A Rock/Country Vibe and a 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'

First Singles Evoke Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain and Even Def Leppard

Favorable early coverage has begun to run for singer Karen Carr's raucous debut. With the self-titled album's first singles evoking Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain and even Def Leppard, it's no surprise to feel the raw strength in Carr's Country/Rock music, which is also influenced by Pat Benatar, Heart and Linda Ronstadt.

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 Richie, Eddie Money, and many others. With her debut album, Carr takes a leap of faith into the spotlight with a bold and confident collection of songs, asserting her authentic voice along the way.

Eponymous Review - Interview Feature

7/27/21, by Laurie Fanelli


Q&A: Karen Carr on why her self-titled debut album was a ‘Long Time Coming' Excerpt below, full interview via link above

After spending her career supporting all-star artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Alicia Keys as a back-up singer and hustling as a jingle performer and one-off gig act, Karen Carr has stepped into the spotlight to release her debut self-titled album. She wrote the album - which dropped earlier this month - from the heart to tell a musical story that is completely her own. We had the chance to ask Carr about writing and recording her debut as well as her excitement to share it with the world.

VENTS Magazine - Exclusive Song Premiere

July 18, 2021


VENTS Magazine is pleased to present the Exclusive Premiere of ‘Sometimes', the soulful new single from Karen Carr's eponymous debut album. With its sultry Bonnie Raitt/Sheryl Crow vibe, 'Sometimes' is a standout track on Carr's raucous rock/Country album (out July 23rd). Listen to more music and learn about Carr's confident leap of faith from the shadows to the spotlight at https://karencarrmusic.com/index.html.

Highlights abound on the new album. In addition to the singles referenced above, standouts include ‘Gone', which 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 and doubt 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. But I also feel there's 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 voice memo ideas on my phone of songs I never shared with anyone, so 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. Still, 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 within ourselves. It sounds so heavy, but it really is true if you think about it. We are all very much the same deep inside. No boxes. No boundaries. Just us." ~ Karen

More about Karen Carr:

A native of Massachusetts, 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 Richie, Eddie Money, Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, Robert Ellis Orrall (Carlene Carter, Taylor Swift), Gloria Estefan, Jerry Marotta (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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