Karen Jonas

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Americana/Alt-Country songwriter Karen Jonas knows how to tell a story. She’s both “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, U.K.). Flanked by her longtime guitarist the inimitable Tim Bray, bassist/vocalist Seth Morrissey, and drummer Seth Brown, the band dazzles with energy that showcases their eight-year touring chemistry and the true joy of their art. Karen has released five full-length records and is a two-time Wammie (Washington Area Music) 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.”

Her long-time collaboration with dazzling guitarist Tim Bray, joined by bassist/vocalist Seth Morrissey and drummer Seth Brown, has produced five full-length records, beginning with 2014’sinternationally-acclaimed Oklahoma Lottery. 2020’s much-lauded The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams is a gutting but “warmly nostalgic” (American Songwriter) masterpiece – proof of Karen’sability to weave creative depth into everyday stories. Covered by everyone from Rolling StoneGermany to Country Music People UK to American Songwriter, Karen’s investment in artistic excellence continues to pay off with her new release, Summer Songs.