“Kara, your voice is out of this world, …I hear a great soulfulness, and incredible power….you can blow up the world with that voice….” Brunie Feliciano, NYC, NY
Life gives us many challenges to go through. It is so easy to say think positive and all you need is a good laugh or a deep cry, and yet sometimes it is not possible. We are holding all things together in order to survive. It is an instinct to carry the burdens of others It is an instinct to rise up and face the demons and to carry the heavy weights life puts upon us at times.
“Kara Johnstad has left the stylistic boundaries behind her in every genre, and instead carried through what suits her the best: Her ideas!” “zitty” one of Berlin’s largest city magazine
We may be asked to accompany someone through an illness which seems incurable, we may be confronted with the loss of a beloved, or the painful betrayal of a friend, or we may be facing problems we have no solutions for and are trying to simply continue to breathe as we buy a bit more time until things can work themselves out, it is not always easy to “let-go.” We are afraid we might just fall apart and not be able to get the pieces back together again. Kara knows how to guide us with her voice and reconnect those lost pieces. She knows that space of releasing deeply held pain and releasing it, surrendering to it, transforming it into joy and laughter. Often through this deep let-go, new possibilities arise. RELEASE is the 8th single in Kara’s NAKED THOUGHTS ALBUM SERIES, intimate and pure, just her singing at the grand piano. In 2012 she is opening her journals to the world. Deep, deep down, we are a dark and salty sea.
“It isn’t merely Johnstad’s outstanding voice that helps sell the songs that might crumble in the hands of a lesser artist, but her ability for phrasing that is at times other-worldly in its brilliance, as well as unquestionably perfect pitch and definitive command of the stage. This humble writer couldn’t possibly express more strongly the importance of seeing Kara Johnstad when next she graces New York with an on-stage appearance. In point of fact, and for lack of a better expression, she will simply blow your mind. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she is THAT good.” Andrew Martin, NYC journalist, Nightlife
“Once again, your performance was breathtaking. I closed my eyes and soared with your voice. You reach beyond thoughts, beyond words, to a basic truth and wonder.” Jennifer Toth, Author of “The Mole People”
“Explosive! What a voice! Kara Johnstad is brilliant… a total range of feelings!”
BILD, Germany’s largest and most read newspaper