Karen JonasMar 25, 2016 | 0 comments
According to Reverb Nation, Karen Jonas is no deer in the spotlight. From her intensely personal songwriting to her smoldering performances, this delicate, soft-spoken songstress pulls no punches. Joined by guitarist Tim Bray, the pair have been lighting up venues at an astonishing rate since the successful debut of their first album, “Oklahoma Lottery.” Richly atmosphered by Tim’s tasteful twang, Jonas’s storytelling comes to life on this ten-song exploration of love and loss. Jonas borrows the eyes of Bonnie Parker, a Dust Bowl family, and a whole cast of struggling characters in a voice so true you’d swear she’s seen it all herself.
Two years of intense writing and performing will culminate in her sophomore album “Country Songs,” with a release planned for March 2016. Jonas’s confidence as a vocalist and storyteller will be on full display, backed by a hot band led by Tim’s old country guitar sound. Written, produced, and recorded in their own hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia, “Country Songs” displays what is missing in so much modern homogenized music: genuine songs, regional sounds, and local players ready to take on the country, and ready to take on Country music. Keep an ear out for this one, you won’t want to miss it.