Karen writes her own material, with past help from Bill Conlon (lead guitar, "Danger," "Music Is My High"), Mike Rafton (lead guitar, "Lost Then Found" & "Fantasy") and Michael Ratt (bass guitar, "Cleanse Me," "Fantasy" & "Danger"). Karen is mainly involved in music for the joy performing gives her. She would love to help others realize their talents.
I have performed on the street, but have yet to experience wild moments...will keep y'all posted! :)
I first started attending open mic events, back around 2000. At one event I was so nervous, I totally blanked out on the words. I got less nervous the more I got up on a stage.
The first instruments I ever had were the ukelele and the recorder in public school. I'm not sure which one came first. Later, my Dad bought me a no-name guitar from a catalogue store, which I later sold at a rummage sale. I got a better Norman guitar which I fell in love with. I took it on camping trips. I sold that when I upgraded to one with an electric pick-up. I stayed with the Godin line, as they are excellent crafted Canadian guitars. I have 2 acoustics, both Seagull Seagull Artists (Mohogany and Spruce tops). My favourite instrument is the guitar.
As far as electric guitars go, I also have a Fender American Stratocaster, and I may buy a Godin LGX-SA electric. That would be all I need! Although, I would like to get a drum kit when I have more room! :) I currently have a practice pad, hi-hats, a ride, a tambourine and a djembe drum. Oh, I can't forget my collection of harmonicas! I may even get a bass.
I haven't named any of my instruments yet. Maybe I should
“You made my heart sing.”