Karen Emeny has proven herself to audiences in Canada and the US because of her stylish blend of country flavor with unique pop vocal melodies and sincere lyrics that make every song a story. Expressing herself through music comes naturally to Karen as she has been connecting with listeners and reaching out to audiences since she began writing her own material at twelve years old. After releasing her debut EP “Finding the Words” in 2009, she refined the signature elements of her craft as a songwriter to show that her affinity for music is more than a passion; it’s who she is.
Karen started 2017 by pushing her music to new heights and refining her signature songwriting style. Lyrics dealing with universal themes like love, loss, loneliness, and learning to move forward are prevalent in her latest singles, like “You Left Me With A Kiss,” and the heartfelt ballad “Maybe Tomorrow.”
Karen isn’t strictly a studio artist by any means, and lives to deliver passionate performances for audiences, thereby letting her music speak for itself. She has co-written with award-winning Canadian songwriters, including Emm Gryner and Lynne Hanson, and has established herself as a premier live act by performing at multiple festivals and opening for multiple hit artists this year.
Karen shared the stage with hit songwriter Chase Rice, who co-wrote the smash single “Cruise” performed by Florida Georgia Line, while on tour for his release Lambs and Lions, along with Canadian country star Dan Davidson at London Music Hall. She followed that up this summer by performing at trailblazing festivals including Trackside Music Festival, which featured heavyweight headlining country acts including Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, and Dallas Smith. Karen also performed at multiple summer events and local festivals around Ontario including shows at various Ribfests, a top billed slot at the highly coveted Western Fair Beer and BBQ show as well as a set at the prestigious VIP Lounge in Budweiser Gardens.
Audiences aren’t the only people that Karen has won over. She was featured on the cover of the music magazine Our London twice this year alone, and was featured on the prominent radio programs “For the Folk” as well as the renowned “Hard Country” on CHRW. The London Free Press also shone a spotlight on Karen twice in 2017 to highlight her status as a rising talent by focusing on her new singles and opening for internationally touring country acts. Beyond all of the positive coverage and publicity Karen has been receiving, she was also recognized by the local music community. She was nominated for a Jack Richardson London Music Award in the Singer/Songwriter category, recognizing her outstanding contribution to the local music scene as well as becoming a top-tier musical draw in the city.
Although 2017 has been a wild ride for Karen so far this year, it’s far from over yet! She still has plenty of milestones on the horizon for her fans to look forward to. Karen will be finishing the year strongly by heading into the studio this fall to record her new EP “The Right Mistakes.” Karen continues to find ways for her songs to find new levels of emotional intimacy with audiences after she travelled to the songwriting capital of the world, Nashville Tennessee. Taking a trip to the “Music City” that has given a platform to many legendary country artists was a huge opportunity for Karen to rediscover her passion for songwriting. Not only did she write with Joe Hash at Broadcast Music Incorporated studios, Karen had the opportunity to write with David Reuter, and the internationally touring singer Kristen Parisi at the famed Big Tent music-publishing group on the Historic Music Row in Nashville.
These are certainly exciting times in Karen’s career, but there is so much to look forward to as she continues to prove that you don’t have to hope and wish your dreams come true if you make them a reality. Karen continues to prove that to be true; thanks to her music throughout her life, and thankfully for her fans, well into her future.