Recordings

2008  "Cottage Grove "    Full Length Bluegrass/Acoustic CD, mostly original co-written music......some covers....

2004 "New Strings, New Hearts" , HeartSung Records , CD with all female bluegrass group, featured lead, harmony vocals and fiddle

2002 HeartStrings, HeartSung RecordsCD with all female bluegrass group, featured lead vocalists, harmony vocals and fiddle.

2000 Ring The Bells Of ChristmasChristmas album with various traditional and secular Christmas songs.  Features bluegrass musician, Curtis Jones, on guitars and mandolin.

1997 I'll BE THERE, JOYNER Records. Full length CD with Classic Country, Western Swing and original material. Guest artists include Vern Gosdin & Buddy Spicher.

 Performances

2012 Hillbilliesville Festival - Featured Artist - performing original music (vocals and fiddle)

2012 Cledus T Judd - as backing fiddle player, acoustic player and harmony vocalist at CMA Fan Fest  & Warner Brothers Showcase Event

2012 RFD TV Taping with David Frizzell & Friends - as fiddle player backing David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune, Jett Williams and Moe Bandy....airing on RFD TV several times...

2011 Touring dates with Georgette Jones as fiddle player, and harmony vocalist www.georgettejonesmusic.com

2010-2011 Touring dates in US and Canada with Adam D. Tucker Tim McGraw tribute artist and Las Vegas entertainer, as fiddle player and harmony vocalist  www.myspace.com/adamdtucker 

2010  Tour to Holland and Norway, performing with Jerry Kilgore at country music festival in Breim, Norway as opening act for Patty Loveless.. along with performances in Nashville and show in Oregon;  as fiddle player and harmony vocalist www.myspace.com/jerrykilgore

2008-current Touring dates and Grand Ole Opry performances with Eddy Raven as fiddle player, acoustic player and harmony vocalist.  www.eddyraven.com

2007-current Performances and touring dates in the U.S. and Ireland with Irish-Country Artist, Dee Reilly, as fiddle player, harmony singer and featured vocalist.... http://deereilly.com/

2006-current Performances and touring dates with Shelly Bush and the broadBAND, as fiddle player, acoustic player, lead and harmony vocalist www.shellybush.com

2008  Tour to the U.K. (England, Wales) with co-writer Lonnie Spiker, performing co-written original songs...and as fiddle player, featured and harmony vocalist, .www.lonniespiker.com

2007-08 Staff fiddle player, featured and harmony vocalist at John A's Little Palace, Music Valley Drive, Nashville. TN

2007 - Performances and touring dates with Australian artist/songwriter Kate Russell on Aspirion Records as fiddle player and harmony vocalist www.katerussellonline.com

2007-08 Performances and touring dates with bluegrass legend, James Monroe & The Midnight Ramblers. as fiddle player and featured vocalist www.jamesmonroesbluegrassmusichall.com 

2007 - Performances and touring dates with Joey Martin and Rory Feek on Giantslayer Records as fiddle player and harmony vocalist

2006-07 Road touring dates with Wilford Ray and the Nashville Band as fiddle player and featured vocalist www.wilfordrayandthenashvilleband.net

2006-07 Performances as fiddle player and featured vocalist at Shepherdsville Jamboree

2006 Performances as featured vocalist, as well as, backing vocal harmonies, fiddle player, and rhythm acoustic as part of the Legends Band for Rising Star Promotions  www.risingstarpromo.com

2001-2008 Nashville based bluegrass/acoustic group, "HeartStrings"  Originally all female group has toured throughout the US and Canada, performing at many venues and bluegrass festivals.  Karen is now continuing to front the group as lead vocalist, harmony vocals and fiddle player. 

2003 Fiddle player, harmony vocalist and acoustic player for Jill King with Blue Diamond Records

2003  Steve Hall, "Shot Gun Red" Show -  fiddle player, featured vocalist at Texas Troubadour Theater,  and road touring dates.

2000 - 2003 Junction Jamboree, Lebanon Junction, KY  Featured lead vocalist, harmony vocalist, fiddle player, and rhythm acoustic as part of the Country Cookin' staff band.

2001 Independent Music Fest  held at Municipal Auditorium.  Selected to perform as a featured artist. Also, a featured artist at the Universal Sound Records Booth.

2000  Fiddle player, harmony vocalist and acoustic player for Lila McCann with Warner Bros. Records

July 2000  Performed at Music Festival in Vinstra, Norway as fiddler, acoustic player, harmony vocalist and Featured Artist with Universal Sound Records, an independent label.

1999 - 2000  Fiddle player, acoustic player and harmony vocalist for Mindy McCready with Capitol Records

1999-2000  Fiddle Player and Harmony Vocalist for Julie Reeves- new artist on Virgin Records produced by Scott Hendricks

1999-2000  Vocalist and fiddle player, performing victorian Christmas Carols at the Ryman Auditorium as daily promotion for the theatrical production of, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

1994-1999  Staff Fiddle Player;  Featured and harmony Vocalist at Nashville Palace

1999-2001 Featured New Artist Vocalist, fiddle player and harmony vocalist for Leon Ashley and Margie Singleton at show in Sinton, TX.

1997 Fiddle Player and Harmony Vocalist for Various New Artist Showcases at such venues as Cafe Milano

1997 Fiddle Player and Harmony Vocalist for Roger Brown Swing Band - an artist on Decca Records

1997 Seasonal Performer at Opryland Theme Park in the Durango Theater with the Johnny Counterfit Show

1997 Featured Artist at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Robert’s Western Room

1996-97 Featured Vocalist with Buddy Spicher and the Nashville Swing Band - appearing at Wolfy’s

1996-97 Featured Fiddler and Vocalist at Western Theme Village in Nikko, Japan

1994 Seasonal Performer at Opryland Theme Park in Martin Guitar Theater with Bluegrass Band - White Water

1991-94 Featured Singer and Fiddle Player with Nashville Country Music Revue - A group that was based in Nashville and toured throughout the United States. They also performed at the Jim Ed Brown Theater in Nashville as well as on the Grand Old Opry Gospel Hour. The group also fronted shows for and backed up many of the Grand Old Opry Stars.

1983-91 Country Adventures - A very large Dinner/Theater in North Carolina as Lead and Harmony Vocalist, House Musician

1983 - Present Opened Concerts for the following: Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Lori Morgan, Emmylou Harris ,Steve Wariner, Ronnie Millsap, Gene Watson, Sawyer Brown, Bellamy Brothers, Billy Joe Royal, Tom T. Hall, Marie Osmond, Carlene Carter, Ronnie McDowell, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Mel Tillis, Ty Herndon, Sam Bush and Featured artist with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps

1991 - Present Backed up the following artists: Roger Brown, Jack Greene, Connie Smith, Jim Ed Brown, Bill Anderson, Porter Wagoner, Jan Howard, Johnny Russell, Johnny Counterfit, Jeanie Sealy, Dale Reeves, Jeanne Pruitt, Little Jimmy Dickens, Billy Walker, Box Car Willie, Ronnie Stoneman, Dianne Sherrill, Granny Johnson, Vern Gosdin, Johnny Lee, Ricky Van Shelton, Tom Grant, Steve Hall "Shot Gun Red", Stonewall Jackson, Mila Mason, Jessica Andrews, Tammy Cochran, Julie Reeves, Mindy McCready, Lila McCann, and Jill King, Eddy Raven

1991 - Present Studio Recording Various master and demo sessions as a lead and harmony vocalist, fiddle player and string section for various songwriters, new artists and instrumentalists.

1997 Sang Lead and Harmony Vocals, Played fiddle and Co-produced her own independent CD.

2000 Sang Lead and Harmony Vocals, Played fiddle and flute; also Co-produced her own independent Christmas album.

2002 Sang Lead and Harmony Vocals, Played fiddle and collaborated in production of all female bluegrass group CD, HeartStrings

2004 Sang Lead and Harmony Vocals, Played fiddle and collaborated in production of all female bluegrass group CD, "New Strings, New Hearts", Tennessee HeartStrings

Television

2012 RFD TV Taping with David Frizzell & Friends -

as fiddle player backing David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune, Jett Williams and Moe Bandy....airing on RFD TV several times...

2002 Fox Morning Show with Charlie Chase

Appearance with HeartStrings, performance and interview.

1994 TNN Grand Old Opry

Appearance with White Water on Bill Monroe bluegrass portion

Radio

2007 Hugo Duncan Show - Live performance broadcast on BBC Radio in Ireland with Dee Reilly and as featured solo artist

2006 Midnight Jamboree Appearance on WSM 650 Midnight Jamboree wth Stonewall Jackson as fiddle player and harmony vocalist.

2004 Midnight Jamboree  Appearance on WSM 650 Midnight Jamboree as a member of Tennessee HeartStrings, as fiddle player, lead and harmony vocalist.

2002 Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour  Appearance on this nationally syndicated radio show as a member of bluegrass band, HeartStrings as fiddle player, lead and harmony vocalist.

2002 WPLN 90.3  Appearance on National Public Radio in performance and interview as member of the HeartStrings bluegrass band as fiddle player, lead and harmony vocalist.

2001 Opry Star Spotlight WSM 650   Several appearances on the WSM live radio broadcast as a member of  the HeartStrings  bluegrass band as fiddle player, lead and harmony vocalist.

2001 Sam Jackson's Live Bluegrass Show, WANT, FM, Lebanon, TN, as member of  Heart Strings bluegrass band, as fiddle player, lead and harmony vocalist.

1992-93 Live at Libby’s, WBVR, 101.1 FM, Kentucky Various, multiple appearances as a featured artist and fiddler along with background vocals and instrumentation.

1988 Live at Country Adventures, Statesville, North Carolina Six months of weekly live broadcast as a featured Artist and background Vocalist and instrumentation

 

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Graduated Cum Laude.