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Press Reviews

It’s honest songwriting. She writes into the pain, honors the pain. You can hear her processing through situations, and the hook lines seem to come to her. She has met the enemy, and she won.”
–– Dillion McKensy, KOOP 91.7 FM Radio

I’ve gotten the pleasure of working with Karen on previous recordings as well as this new album. I’m blown away by how much she’s grown as an artist and songwriter. So happy to be a part of her journey!” 
–– Ramy Antoun, Producer, Creative Artist Group

Karen Chisholm is quickly rising above Austin’s sea of singer-songwriting talent with songs that range from addictive pop to dark, sensual blues to in-your-face rhythmic rock.”
–– Dane Anderson, Westlake Picayune

Karen Chisholm has a sound that’s part roots rock, part triple A. Think a little Sheryl Crow, a little Dido. A confident singer able to convey emotion and keep up with her spirited band, the Austin- based artist has a way with lyrics and hooks . . . mixing grit with sugar.”
–– Deborah Crooks for Rockin’ Moms

Karen Chisholm’s ‘Random Year’ CD stirs the soul with her lyrics and voice . . . I Like You takes me back to my first awkward crush . . . Chisholm will have you yearning, chilling, burning, loving and longing for childhood charms and long lost loves…or, relief from deep rooted pain.”
–– Jack Dennis, San Antonio Headlines Examiner

Random Year is a great album . . . well worth picking up.”
–– Pete Harris, Indie Sounds from NY and Austin – Harris Radio

Karen Chisholm The Diva of Rock Americana Music.”
–– Roberto Alvarez-Galloso, The Alvarez-Galloso News Hour

Her songs have melodies and pop sensibilities that stick around in my head. People mostly have to like you first and then your music. Karen was different. She has true star quality. People are drawn to her right away.
–– Gretchen Barber, Music Industry Veteran

Karen stood out . . . her songs, yes, but more than the songs – it is her passion that turned me into one of her biggest fans. She is an artist, not a hobbyist, a woman whose songs lilt across the stage into the crowd and find resonance in the hearts of her listeners. It is the radiance in her face, which reflects the love in her heart [because] she is making contact, that makes her one of the town’s most beautiful people on stage.
–– Duggan Flanakin, Austin Music Journalist

Karen, thank you for your time and voice singing the National Anthem this weekend. Your rendition of the anthem was the best I’ve heard – again, Thanks!” 
–– Mike Beaudette, Texas Alumni Football