Award winning Singer Songwriter and Recording Artist, Karen E. Reynolds, has appeared at premier venues, performance series' and high profile festivals such as Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Atlanta's Eddie's Attic, Kent State Folk Festival, Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, Jammin at Hippie Jacks, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Cape Fear Folk Festival, Nashville Songwriters Festival, National Shrimp Festival, Rhythm n Blooms Festival, The Square Room, Dogwood Arts Festival, Douglas Corner, Fleur de Lis Acoustic Series, The Listening Room, and the cherished Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, all while sharing the stage with some of the best in the music industry and in front of tens of thousands.
With a style that is described as, "Americana Heart & Southern Soul", Karen has been coined as, "a consummate performer who can command any audience", and calling her “hearty voiced” one moment and claiming her to have the “voice of an angel” the next. Karen signed her first publishing agreement in 2007 which brought attention from both independent and major labels.
Karen regularly writes with nationally recognized artists and songwriters, and has chalked up a respectable list of independent cuts including (just a few): Ryan Sheley, Robbie Helton (lead guitarist for Emi Sunshine), Callie Watson, Jason Mitchell, Sean Gasaway, and well known Canadian artist, Amanda Rheaume, as well as, major label holds including the likes of Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson.
Karen currently enjoys a variety of publishing arrangements, including managing her own publishing. A respected music industry consultant, Karen is also host and program director of a worldwide program that has aired for over 19 years, is a sought after speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and music industry events, and has taught songwriting and music business for a variety of organizations and universities.
Karen is also the Director of the very successful 'FBISF In-Schools Outreach Program', and serves as the 'writer-in-residence' instructor for the Mississippi Songwriters Festival Educational Outreach. For additional info, visit www.reverbnation.com/karenereynolds, www.facebook.com/karenereynoldsmusic, www.twitter.com/karenereynolds or www.karenereynolds.com (currently being redesigned)
KAREN'S PRESS QUOTES:
"An Americana singer songwriter in the realm of creativity as Cheryl Wheeler, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, James Taylor and Carole King."- Metro Pulse Magazine
"One of Tennessee's best singer-songwriters."-Bluegrass Standard Magazine
"....a singer-songwriter with a melodious alto and a penchant for writing everything from wickedly witty to staggeringly beautiful lyrics."- Maryville Daily Times