It is lame to Blame. Kara’s boundless passion is heard in this well crafted and boldly written song, as she brings sweet soul into a painful situation and flips the Blame Game on its back and finally flies free. “Explosive! What a voice!"
Singer-Songwriter Kara Johnstad is a powerful voice of unbridled passion and purity.
"Truly, Poetry Has Never Sounded So Delicious."
Blame Game is single number 10 in Kara Johnstad's NAKED THOUGHTS Album Series, a very special unplugged album of Kara's most intimate originals, capturing rare moments of Kara with Mr. Steinway, unplugged and pure.
In spring 2012, Kara began releasing one new single of the album NAKED THOUGHTS each and every month through her Voice Your Essence™ eZine and live stream concerts, and available for download at all major music portals. 2013 Concerts are booked in Europe and USA.
" Notes from Kara's journals. Sometimes we simply long for a place called HOME. When we're wounded and bruised, and beaten to the bone. Sometimes I try so hard to explain, that though the things look so bad,
I´ve got so much to gain, yet I don't need your Blame Game. It twists me up inside, I don't need your Blame Game, takes too much energy to try. .."
What does the press have to say about Kara?
»Johnstad, who has something of a female Leonard Cohen song writing sensibility…. is truly hard to categorize.« Paul Wolfle, “Suite 101″
»Kara’s performance is in a word masterful. 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
»Simply Perfect Passion, Sexiness and Grace!« Billboard
»Kara Johnstad places each tone with such feeling… Blue Note at its best!« Stern, Hamburg
»The voice of Kara Johnstad is truly outstanding. Whether soaring and exploring beyond the imagination or whispering gently as an angel, her lifelong training and love for her art are obvious.« Jazzdimensions
»She is known to take us with her powerful voice and deep musical soulful expression by blending folk, jazz, classical, pop and new age and touches on universal themes that effect us all, such as love, relationships, life, death, sexuality and inner healing so that the hearts cry can be spoken to and released to its natural form and rediscovered for an empowering existence« Jaijai Jackson, Creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide
»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
»Explosive! What a voice! Kara Johnstad is brilliant… a total range of feelings!« BILD, Germany’s largest and most read newspaper
»Kara Johnstad easily transcends the gap between pop and jazz, fusing her own gentle compositions with music styles from the many corners of the world resulting in songs with a personal flair – entertaining but not pretentious, inviting but not simple.« Tagesspiegel, Berlin
»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”
»Singer/Songwriter Kara Johnstad creates a wonderfully silky blend of jazz , folk, and soul. Her “exceptionally outstanding voice” has all the colors of the rainbow.« Jazzdimensions