Karen Atkins. Soulful Indie Singer/Songwriter. Health & Wellness Expert.
New Album "In My Room" Out Now
"The prevailing melodic hooks abound and Atkins clearly knows how to create memorable melodies, that linger long after the song is over. A true testament to good songwriting."
- All About Vocals.com
Karen Atkins - vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, ukulele
Xeno - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Reggie Hamilton - fretted and fretless bass
Curt Bisquera - drums
Cello Joe - cello
Chet Stromberg - mandolin
Aleksandra Shira Dubov - vocals
Produced by Karen Atkins and Xeno
Engineered by Xeno and Marcus Dodd-Wilson
Mixed by Robert L. Smith
Mastered by Vlado Meller
Karen Atkins Mini Bio
After 20 years of establishing herself as an expert in natural health and wellness, singer/songwriter/ guitarist Karen Atkins has returned full force to her music career with a new album, In My Room. The album showcases Karen's signature lyrical clarity, commanding guitar hooks and heart-tugging melodies, with all of the added wisdom she acquired from her years of helping others heal themselves.
Co-produced by Atkins herself and multi-instrumentalist/producer Xeno, In My Room also features prominent studio musicians, including bassist Reggie Hamilton (Seal, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and drummer Curt Bisquera (Elton John, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash), with powerhouse engineers Robert L. Smith (David Bowie, U2, Aerosmith) and Vlado Meller (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers) rounding out the lineup.
Karen has toured the world and performed in front of over 50,000 fans, sharing the stage with everyone from Lisa Loeb to Ziggy Marley to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and has had her music in multiple feature films, including Winona Ryder’s 1996 movie Boys. Her music video “You’re My Home” was awarded Most Positive Video of 2012 in the Posi Music Awards and her music videos from this album have been viewed over 250,000 times.
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Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Based in: SF Bay Area
Influences: Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel
Awards: John Lennon Songwriting Award, Posi Music Video Award, Global Music Awards
Film Credits: "Boys" (Winona Ryder/ Lukas Haas)
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