Country music has always been a part of my life. I grew up in rural western New York in farm country. My father, Peter Volpe, was an accomplished musician and fronted our family band with my mom, Eleanore, on bass guitar and brothers, Don and Bob on lead guitar and drums.
When I was a little girl I learned to sing in the band and have never stopped. My love of Classic Country Music was born in that little one-room schoolhouse on Thornton Road.
Now I am an accomplished musician and actress and perform professionally throughout the country. I have appeared on CMT’s “Can You Duet” and alongside Ryan Seacrest on TNN’s “Ultimate Revenge”. I have made people laugh on the Disney Cruise Lines and Unpacked My Adjectives in the National Tour of “Schoolhouse Rock Live”. Last year I starred in “Funny Girl” as Fanny Brice and received rave reviews and have worked with such Broadway stars as Shirley Jones, Adam Pascal ("Rent") and Cady Huffman ("The Producers").
Teaming up with accomplished songwriter Chuck Pelletier has been a great partnership. We are now making a splash in the world of California Country. Chuck's music and lyrics capture my quirky, yet big hearted personality perfectly as we find our own niche in the world of country music.
What can you expect from The Karen Volpe Band?
Classic Country Standards delivered with a lot of heart and soul as well as some kick ass vocals. The show is interspersed with stories and anecdotes from my life as well as original songs that are both heart breaking and funny as hell.