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Karen Romanchuk http://www.reverbnation.com/karenromanchuk
Romanchuk is an Alberta, Canada, folk, blues and country music singer
and songwriter. Influenced by Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, her
songwriting has developed into her own unique sound. She travelled the
road with a cover band..now performs her own songs with passion and her
only hope is to touch someone with her music.
Karen has added some amazing credentials to her resume throughout her career including opening slots for Willie P. Bennett, Gaye Delorme, Katherine Wheatley, Wendell Ferguson (7 time CCMA guitar player of the year, who also graces her new cd "Dance"), Leeroy Stagger, The Good Lovelies (Juno award winners)and Jill Barber just to name a few.
Karen was the 4th member of Sirens of Song in a Lethbridge, Alberta show which included Juno award winners Melanie Doane, Lynn Miles and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Catherine MacLellan.
Karen was chosen as one of only 60 people, businesses, etc. to represent Lethbridge in the visit Lethbridge campaign for 2011. She appeared in brochures, ads and billboards throughout Alberta and BC to promo the city.
Karen would also like to praise her vocal coach, Brian Farrell, who has worked with the likes of Paul Brandt and Kalan Porter. Brian has been a very positive influence to her career.
Karen is a singer/songwriter that you do not want to miss!
Here's some press and a few quotes to leave you with about Karen as a performer and thoughts about her first 2 CD's (Dance 2011 and Shine 2009)....
"You deserve to be here. You are a great singer/songwriter!" Quote to Karen from Juno award winner Lynn Miles during their live performance. (Sirens of Song Concert)
"Karen is a hidden gem" ... Mike Spencer, Geomatic Attic, Lethbridge, AB. (Jill Barber Concert, opening remarks)
"Your best work yet!"...Mark Campbell (Global Television).
"Romanchuk has a definite Lucinda Williams tinge to her world wearied voice. Her melodies are very memorable especially Blue, Blue, Heart. While dance isn't the first thing you think about when hearing Karen Romanchuk's latest CD, good music is. It is an enjoyable and upbeat listen."...Richard Amery (L.A. Beat).
"What a nice CD it is! It showcases Karen's excellent voice and strong songwriting. It's also got great production values. She deserves serious praise for this."...D'Arcy.
"A cross between Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. She writes strong, rich folk and roots. Her material was formed as if it were at the crossroads between Country Rock, the famous Texas Outlaw and rootsy folk scene"...Ctrl. Alt. Country, Belgium. .