Karen Jonas

Acoustic Duo



Tuesday, 8th October, 2024

Hen & Chicken Studio

Doors at 7.30pm


Americana/Alt-Country songwriter Karen Jonas is a powerhouse creator and storyteller with a voice to match. Ambitious, smart, and magnetically retro, her 2024 album The Rise and Fall of American Kitsch (9 Aug) will charm you with dazzlingly quirky storytelling, stellar performances, and an adventurous Americana soundscape. Her 2023 album The Restless is “a stunning collection of dreamy and dark alt-country confessionals; a deep exploration of love and vulnerability from one of Americana’s most hopeless romantics” (Holler.Country). With “vocals that twist and snap with tension and emotional depth” and a dynamic band, it’s no wonder Karen is turning heads all around the world (Country Music People, U.K.).

Flanked by her longtime guitarist the inimitable Tim Bray and bassist Seth Morrissey, she dazzles with energy that showcases their ten-year touring chemistry and the true joy of their art. Karen is a four-time Wammie (Washington Area Music) Award winner for Best Country and Americana Artist, Mid Atlantic Song Contest winner, Ameripolitan Award nominee, and official SXSW and UK Americanafest Showcasing Artist. As Parklife Mag DC put it, “the voice of country music in the DMV is a big, bright voice that belongs to Virginia native Karen Jonas.”

What they say

'Her skill in weaving words and phrases into her lyrics is one that few others can match' - Country Music People, U.K.

'Karen Jonas has experienced enough bitter disappointments to be able to sing reliably about fate's blows, broken dreams, and recurring demons' - Rolling Stone Germany

'Imaginative and inspired work' - Saving Country Music

'Collaborative chemistry, laser-sharp dynamics and intricate arrangements' - Folk and Tumble, Ireland

'The versatility of Karen Jonas is fascinating, enjoyable and successful!' Real Roots Cafe, The Netherlands


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