Americana/Alt-Country songwriter Karen Jonas knows how to tell a story. Her new album The Restless (3.3) is a dreamy, dark, confessional, hopelessly romantic collection of love songs, but not for the faint of heart. The Boot described the first single Rock the Boat as “a gothic swirl of liberation and possible menace.” She’s sometimes “warmly nostalgic” (American Songwriter) and “insightful, tenacious, and vulnerable” (No Depression). With “vocals that twist and snap with tension and emotional depth” and a dynamic band, it’s no wonder Karen is turning heads all around the world (Country Music People, UK). Flanked by her longtime guitarist the inimitable Tim Bray, bassist Seth Morrissey and Seth Brown on drums, she dazzles with energy that showcases a nine-year touring chemistry and the true joy of their art. Karen has released five full-length records and is a three-time Wammie Award winner for Best Country and Americana Artist, Mid Atlantic Song Contest winner, Ameripolitan Award nominee, and official SXSW and UK Americanafest Showcasing Artist. As Parklife Mag DC put it, “the voice of country music in the DMV is a big, bright voice that belongs to Virginia native Karen Jonas."
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