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Welcome to Karen Robinson's music website
Karen's new album of original songs called "When We're Together" released September 24th!
As a songwriter and singer, Karen's life-long passion for roots music and for jazz flow together in a way that has listeners comparing her to Joni Mitchell, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday - but she and her original songs remain unique.
Karen is joined by highly acclaimed musicians in her 9-piece Karen Robinson Band, the Karen Robinson Trio, and duos with piano or guitar.
“Karen has a beautiful voice with a vintage sound and organic charm. Jazz folk at its finest.” (Scott Ferguson, Music Producer /Musician)
Her second album of original music, called “Karen Robinson With” received a Jazz Album of the Year nomination from Music Nova Scotia, and was Chronicle Herald Arts Reporter Stephen Cooke’s Pick of the Week, “The range of expression is vast; the songs are rich and complex..."
“Where did she come from? Why haven’t we heard her before?” (George Doxas, musician and sound engineer, La Boutique du Son studios, Montreal)
Her career has included festivals, stages in North and South America, and a world-syndicated CTV music series. Karen has three other albums, plays drum kit and guitar, and delivers music to be remembered whether it is a house concert for twenty people or a show for thousands.
See/hear songs and videos using the music tab at the top of this page. Here is a song sample:
A message from Karen
The first of my two new albums is finished!! It is called "When We're Together", an acknowledgment of how much we need each other. I have missed friends and relatives during this pandemic, yet am grateful to have been able to create two music albums. The band and I had to be creative in finding ways to get together. At one point we were editing songs over an online platform - new listening skills!
An added bonus! Two songs from the album are Top-10 contenders for the World Songwriting Awards! Feather and Bone for best jazz song and Song for Mississippi John Hurt for best blues song.
The second album will be released n the winter of 2022, if all goes well.
I am grateful to be working with such wonderful musicians and friends, Dave Staples, Larry Bjornson and David Burton, as we arranged and recorded the songs together. I think we laughed as much as we worked. (Teaser: look for the pig duet in the second album.)
To join my email list to find out where I am playing next, to book a house concert, or to buy a CD, use the contact form. Or Facebook at www.facebook.com/KarenRobinsonMusic
All the best to you,