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In the mountains of Southern Utah against the back drop of "Big Love" where gun wielding survivalists dwell in the red rock desert and new prophets are found on the dusty back roads, singer songwriter Karyn Whittemore has emerged from the desert mountains with a different view. With influences from artists like Kate Bush, Liz Phair, Lou Reed and Sarah McLachlan, Karyn's songs are passionate and sometimes a little quirky with occasional spiritual to mystical overtones. Karyn contrasts her soothing picking style on the acoustic guitar by paying homage to her classical roots on the baby grand.
Karyn recounts her story this way, "I think I've always been a performer at heart. As a little girl of age six or seven, I took my clothes off for a group of boys as they stood and watched. I'm standing there. They're standing there looking at me. None of us saying a word, yet a rewarding experience for all involved. All the essential ingredients were present: performer, audience and theatre (dirty garage)."
As time passed, Karyn's marketing strategy became more sophisticated as she put her clothes on, picked up the violin, took piano lessons and received a music scholarship (violin) to SUU. She learned to play the acoustic guitar as she became interested in performing live and developed an affinity for producing her own music as she assembled her recording studio and started to record.
After her well received debut album "Slippery Road," Karyn has now produced and released, "Everything's changed." Between gigs over the last couple of years Karyn has been busily producing and mixing her second album, arranging and performing on piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and keyboards while fleshing out her musical vision in her studio. Drummer Carylee Zwang provides a driving beat for the project along with Ruth Tibbitts on the orchestral bass, Tyler Braun on congas, Art Kaufman on guitar, and Ryan Dumlao also on drums. Without their talents, the album wouldn't be what it is.
On her debut Album "Slippery Road" Karyn sings with angelic passion against stark, beautiful arrangements and lush harmonies. It has been nominated for "best contemporary album and Song of the year " by Just Plain Folks as well as for "best new upcoming female artist" by New Artist Radio.
Producing "Everything's Changed" and "Slippery Road" has been a very exciting process comprised of a very talented group of musicians and friends working towards producing a unique sound. The most rewarding thing for them about making these albums is getting together with friends and just having a good time making some fun music and sharing it with others.
"Great voice, super songwriting and soothing guitar too. If this were food, you'd want to supersize your order!" Lonny Brooks writer for Wood & Steel -Taylor Guitars
"When Whittemore starts trilling her notes, cats will purr and birds will want to help her with household chores. Magically pretty folk." Listen.com
Many thanks - wonderful!! - it's releases like yours why I do all I do .. that keep me going! Lord Litter Lord Litter Radio Show
"She's Cedar City's own Jewel-with a little Sarah Mclachlan and Morrisette thrown in for good measure" Where It's @
"She seems to have an innate empathy for the human condition and a gift for poetically expressing it." The Independent - Kevin Jones
"Karyn's music is alive; a breathing beating creature that has sprung mightily from a deep well of human emotion." The Journal - Larry Baker
"A gifted songwriter and singer. If you haven't heard her sing, this is a must. This lady has a gorgeous, passionate voice. " The Spectrum - Ed Kociela