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Karen Carroll

Atlanta, GA [Blues, Gospel, Jazz]

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Gettin´ My Groove......
Karen Carroll, singer, songwriter, musician, Chicago native, started singing in church at age 6. She was taught singing theory by master Robert Allen and Nate Griffin was her vocal coach. Karen worked with Lonnie Brooks, Albert King and The Freeman Bros very early in her career. It goes without saying that all along her career, she was supported by her mother Jeanne Carroll (respected, world wide Jazz artist) with whom she had her first professional gig. Since the early 80's she has appeared with Katie Webster, Albert King, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Rudy Rotta, Otis Grand, Willie Kent, Steve "Big Man" Clayton, Alvin Lee, Mongo Jerry, Mississippi Heat, Buddy Guy, Deitra Farr, Bonnie Lee, Eddie Clearwater, Sammie Fender, Eddie Shaw, Angela Brown, Billy Branch, Melvin Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Byther Smith, Johnny B. Moore, Sugar Blue, Buddy Miles, Zora Young and many more musical wonders. Singing gospel since her childhood she is an authentic performer of The Great American Deep Blues. Appearing twice at The Chicago Blues Festival; in 1996 and 2008 at the request of blues master B.B. King.

Karen turned to Europe in 1998, touring with many different bands, creating and leading some. Today she works solo or with different bands, always provokeing a stormy applause from the audience.

Works include “Had My Fun”, “Talk To The Hand" "Professors Blues Review”, “Women of Blue Chicago”, “Chicago’s Finest Blues Women” "Red Hot Mama's" and “Stock Yard Strutt”. In Europe Karen created "Be My Guest", "Live in Olesnica", "Ghetto Love", " Evolution Revolution", "Live in Coburg" and "Karen Carroll's Blues Mix". She also appears on many compilation Cd’s of Blues, Jazz and Gospel.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia after many years living and touring in Europe. Karen loves Koolaid, old fashion candy, reading, collecting books, computer games. Carroll makes time to spend with her family, cooking and schooling her grandchildren in her down time. She is a grandmother of 5 who keep her funk and spirit, fresh and hip. Putting God first, serving family, friends and fans leave her soul pumping out that unique groove and soulful flavor. There is only one Karen Carroll, a true, free loving spirit that will forever be a musical legand.

Carroll just got done touring with The Mississippi Grave Diggers in Hungary working the Godor Club in Budapest. She also had a very special evening playing and singing (some in Hungarian) with Presser Gabor. Karen also was just the headliner at the Poland Jazz Festival in Olenscia. She's one busy OG who will always have and be the blues. She is thrilled to be back in the U.S. and ready to get her groove on.
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{ 07-23-2013 13:40 }
That\'s Blues...That\'s Blues
cassandra wallace
{ 03-29-2013 12:29 }
Exceptional talent - excellent vocals - God Bless You - vote 5555 beautiful songs w/message thank you for sharing Cassandra
Tree Experience
{ 02-26-2012 16:42 }
I'm back again... been 5 years wow.. back up on SYM love ya Tree
Mike Huntingford
{ 05-28-2011 13:57 }
Karen, absolutely magnificent! Soulful, perfectly delictable, and masterfully performed. A voice that reaches to your center - and bam! Sends chills right up and down my spine!! Loving your voice!
Jammin the Blues
{ 05-27-2011 14:27 }
I just love your mix of styles all up my street!
Jammin the Blues
{ 05-27-2011 14:25 }
We love to have any jammers that care to come along....All get equal playing time Simon
rahneejr says:
{ 05-18-2011 07:05 }
hi, it's good to find you here. i see you all over google and youtube/myspace and all. can you tell me how to get your live cd? peace, ronnie
{ 05-16-2011 05:12 }
Excellent showcase. A worthy hi 5 and good luck to you. Lynn
LadyCandy says:
{ 10-21-2009 06:03 }
YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! I love ur music. Keep 'em coming darlin'. I will download every single one
Airika Productions
{ 11-28-2008 08:18 }
Sounds from a smoky club ...reminding me of Robert Cray ... ^5 on the blues. Sounds good Karen.
Bunker Records
{ 10-09-2008 23:33 }
Love the sound! great music! 5's all day RESPECT!
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 10-09-2008 14:50 }
Greetings from Spain! You certainly have a wonderful voice and your songs are full of soul. 5 for you and we wish you every success.
{ 07-29-2008 21:22 }
Just stopping by for support,,BigAJB/DNBS RECORDS of Long Beach, CA
Kupfer29 says:
{ 08-25-2007 15:50 }
Hi from Switzerland! Your music rocks! You have a great feeling and a fantastic voice! 5 points and congratulations! Check out our showcase and tell mewhat you think! Best regards, Kupfer29
Munsee says:
{ 08-23-2007 17:03 }
I like your music it is interesting contrary to the boring R&B that is flying from everywhere.
{ 08-23-2007 03:00 }
digg'n your groove! respect g
Miss Nana
{ 08-22-2007 14:10 }
{ 08-22-2007 13:49 }
You be sure to remember that you are a great and powerful person and you will be successful what ever you set your mind to. Five is my contribution to you because you deserve the best. From Capri-Ceo” God Bless!!!
Stefan Radjen
{ 08-22-2007 01:26 }
really amazing tracks and voice,I gave you 5 and I wanna see you on the top soon All the best keep in touch!
{ 08-21-2007 23:34 }
Dangerous Age
{ 08-01-2007 20:18 }
great sytyle and wonderful songs. 5 for sure
{ 08-01-2007 20:12 }
I wish you nothing but success in your journey to stardom! I give you a 5, keep getting them! Juliana Please visit my sites:
A.K.A. Stylzes...
{ 07-25-2007 18:43 }
Whaz up, Karen??? Been a while...Had ta check on ya...Love that new one....Very tight production, lyrics and beats...Most importantly, love ya message.555555555555555555555
RAJA says:
{ 07-12-2007 09:52 }
Hi KAREN! Nice meeting you today! Swell music I love it! I pray that you make many more wonderful ones! Best of luck, take care xxx RAJA
A.K.A. Stylzes...
{ 06-21-2007 17:17 }
Very nice work....Love the production, beats and lyrics on that - God is on your side.....55555555 Keep it up..
courtney says:
{ 05-28-2007 14:23 }
great sound, love it, would love your feedback
A.K.A. Stylzes...
{ 05-28-2007 11:39 }
Whaz up, Karen??? Just dropped by ta hear that jam and support ya.....
Tree Experience
{ 05-24-2007 17:21 }
Gone way from here girl(that's Georgia talk ) you so tuff, went to High School in Chicago, Played at the Regal Theater, Go head now. 5 rate.
Uresh says:
{ 05-20-2007 15:26 }
Trust me and ride ur pony I liked the most. Ur talented and giving u 5. Happy spring and luv regards, Uresh
negus roots
{ 05-20-2007 08:26 }
keep up the good work u got 5 holla back
rahnee says:
{ 05-18-2007 17:48 }
Right on Sissy!!! You are such a strong song writer and it shows in every one of your tunes. Keep working hard, God is listening and he is the man that can make things happen!!! God bless you and everyone you love! Love, Junior Carroll
Natahlie says:
{ 05-18-2007 13:21 }
Thank you for your gracious comments! I wish you much success! Natahlie
Natahlie says:
{ 05-17-2007 19:45 }
I like your style! Lovely music production and messages! I wish you great success and rate you a 5! God bless, Natahlie
Cheryle Correa
{ 05-17-2007 00:30 }
Karen - I truly enjoyed your music, so versatile. I must say I fell in love with "Trust Me", what a great tune. I gave you a big 5...Being a country singer/songwriter myself I was drawn to your ballads...nice work!
Chris Brosnan
{ 05-16-2007 04:26 }
Hey Karen, thanks so much for your words, they mean a lot to me, and especially from a great musician as yourself, I really dig your tunes. warm tones. anyway cheers and have a great day chris
Geekay says:
{ 05-15-2007 22:14 }
nice lady, nice music. plz check my work as well. hopefully you'll like it... luv geekz
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 05-13-2007 00:59 }
wow, really like your music, very unique and clever, U ride the ridem as if its an extension of your soul, 5 ALL DAY LONG< Return the opinion and vote, it matterz to us, GOD BLESS
Geno57 says:
{ 05-12-2007 07:22 }
Your ballads, especially, kill me. In a good way.
Geno57 says:
{ 05-12-2007 07:11 }
Ms. Carroll, you are multi-talented, and every genre you try seems to work for you. This is incredible stuff, which deserves to be heard.
{ 05-10-2007 17:39 }
great sound cool lyrics ex vocals all round good package..good luck...griffo
{ 05-10-2007 10:20 }
thank so much for your coment,we really like your music and want to contact you,more about us can You give us your phone nr,please?
Wolfgang Productions
{ 05-08-2007 18:20 }
I am currently working on a few projects,But yea,I am all about working together with other Talented artist.Keep in touch..
Wolfgang Productions
{ 05-08-2007 18:02 }
Sounds Great,You have Talent for sure.Here's a 5
sadana says:
{ 05-08-2007 16:32 }
Very nice and wonderful! The Best!!!
A.K.A. Stylzes...
{ 05-07-2007 09:42 }
Love that hip hop/r&b mix...HOt flava...Keep doin ya thang....5555