All for You
"Each song is a compelling slice of life wrapped around exquisite guitar work. It is heartfelt music that speaks of a life lived." Karen Lanier has spent the last 30+ years crafting songs that speak to the soul of those who listen with their hearts. Having played various coffeehouses, quaint bars and eateries near her hometown in Alabama and points south; the requests for a CD has finally been answered. Karen's songs have been compared to that of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin and Bonnie Raitt. Yet, as she prefers to say: "I don't sound like them, we have similar styles". Karen's musical influences include Heart, Melanie, The Carpenters to the Old Standards of the 40's. "It's all good". Having received her first guitar as a child, her instrument of choice these days is her Martin D12-20. 'I can't imagine playing or writing with anything else'. As an artist Karen doesn't believe that explaining the meaning to her songs should be an issue. 'Music creates a unique image in the hearts and minds of each individual person. Sometimes I'll mp3 a song and send it to my friends via email and ask them what image it brings to them. Boy, that's always an interesting exchange! Ha! Let my music talk to you. Perhaps you too will see that the world isn't as large as you may think'. ~Skaboo!