SUGAR AND GRIT, KAREN CHISHOLM TO RELEASE LOVE’S ROAD LP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rock/Americana recording artist and songwriter, Karen Chisholm, to host Love’s Road CD Release & Birthday Bash.
(Austin, TX) Karen Chisholm infuses sugar and grit into her genre-blurring tunes that range from rhythmic rock and addictive pop to dark, sensual blues, soaring ballads, and even a sweet little ditty here and there. Chisholm is hosting a Love’s Road CD Release & Birthday Bash featuring her high energy band playing tunes from the new album with special guests Ben Cina & Deann Rene.
September 19: One-2-One Bar, 1509 South Lamar, Austin, TX Doors @ 8 pm.
Karen’s engaging vocals (reminiscent of Sheryl Crow, Christina Perri, Feist, The Cranberries and Regina Spektor), haunting melodies, cinematic sound and imagery, and direct lyrics have a way of permeating listeners’ hearts and minds, and gaining her new fans daily.
Her third release and first rock album, Love’s Road (worldwide release October 2, 2015), confronts betrayal and champions freedom and deliverance through fire. Love’s Road is “the wind whipping my hair while I’m tapping the wheel and getting’ the hell outta town as fast as I can,” she laughs.
To review the album before the world-wide release date of October 2, 2015, email Karen for a private link.
Love’s Road was produced by Ramy Antoun, whose long roster of credits includes The Black Eyed Peas, Seal, Pat Benatar, Matchstick Men, Crazy Beautiful, The OC, Warner Brothers, Hollywood Records, Universal Music, and a live opening for the Rolling Stones with Ed Kowalczyk. Instrumentation on Love’s Road includes talented musicians such as Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live house band),Sergio Andrade (Lifehouse), Brian Batch (Alpha Rev), violist Orhan Çelebi, guitarist Jacob Hildebrand, soundtrack composer Mark Ford, and many more brilliant musicians.
“My favorite track, ‘Seventeen’ was inspired by my hell-raising, racecar-drivin’ teenage daddy raising three kids on my mama’s back. Ramy really captured the 60s racing vibe I was looking for, and my performance felt inspired. I almost thought someone snuck Sheryl Crow into the studio without introducing us. It gives me goose bumps. I am really proud and humbled to be able to work with Ramy,” beams Chisholm.
The CD artwork features breathtaking images of her seven-day photo shoot across the desert Southwest with magazine cover photographer Rodney Bursiel. “That trip was an adventure I will cherish forever, and I am so grateful Rodney captured it so beautifully,” says Chisholm.
Michigan-raised and Austin-based Chisholm has written songs all her life, and pursued recording and performing since only 2008. But since then she’s been busy, and has done more than many artists do with a whole team behind them with two full-length albums, one EP, several singles, seven music videos, an animated film short, awards and placements. She has survived the suicide of friends, assault, and betrayal, and her inner grit shines through her contagious spirit and smile. It’s all there in her songs – not the details, but the sound and the feeling and the hard-earned wisdom and the confidence in that light at the end of the tunnel.
Media Contact: Karen Chisholm, kc [AT] karenchisholm.com, 512-966-1247 (Corrected email address)