Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas

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Karen Jonas is a Country and Americana singer, songwriter, and performer from Fredericksburg, Va. Her colorful songwriting grabbed national attention immediately upon the release of her 2014 debut album “Oklahoma Lottery,” leading to international praise for her following albums: 2016’s confident “Country Songs,” and 2018’s swanky “Butter.” 2019’s honest “Lucky, Revisited,” is an “action-packed overview of Jonas’ finest songwriting” (Glide Magazine).

Six years of non-stop touring have produced a smoldering live act with a steady band of seasoned pros, featuring guitarist Tim Bray that has shared stages with Dale Watson, Alabama, Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Amanda Shires and dozens more—lighting up venues around the country from intimate house concerts and listening rooms to rowdy honky-tonks and outdoor festivals. Jonas was an official showcasing artist at SXSW 2019, and nominated for 2018 ”Best Honky Tonk Female" Ameripolitan Award. She was recently named “Best Country/Americana Artist” by the Washington (DC) Area Music Awards and Americana Category Gold in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Look for a new album in Summer 2020!

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Management

Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Country
From: Fredericksburg, VA