Kara Grainger at Gas Lamp on Friday March 1st 2019!
Doors at 9pm
Music at 9:30pm
$10 in advance at Tikly
$12 at the door the night of the show
Aussie soul slinger Kara Grainger is known for her groove-rooted sound & mean slide guitar. Her sultry vocals melt hearts & minds. Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, Kara's unique sound is uplifting and inspiring. Kara’s latest CD project, "Living With Your Ghost” produced by New Orleans based Anders Osborne, is due for release on June 1, 2018. It was recorded in Austin, Texas and features blues, folk, some personal introspective songs, funk, and some good ole Rock ‘n Roll! The band included such great musicians as Ivan Neville on keys (which gave the project plenty of New Orleans funk & soul), JJ Johnson on drums and Dave Monsey on bass…an absolute power house rhythm section with an incredible groove. The album is available for pre-order through: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/karagrainger
Early in her career, Kara and her brother Mitch formed the band "Papa Lips" which was heavily influenced by New Orleans blues and soul. They toured throughout Australia and produced two albums that received national air play. Kara’s debut solo album "Grand and Green River" received critical acclaim and charted in the Americana top 30 for 38 weeks. Kara made two further albums "LA Blues", paying tribute to Kara's earliest blues inspirations and "Shiver and Sigh" (2013) on Los Angeles record label Eclecto Groove and produced by Grammy award winning producer David Z. This album features some of LA's finest musicians, including Mike Finnigan, Hutch Hutchinson, James Gadson and Kirk Fletcher. Kara has performed at festivals all over world. She has opened for Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Jonny Lang, to name a few. http://www.karagrainger.com/
But the highlight was Aussie soul slinger Kara Grainger, her groove-rooted sound, mean slide guitar and sultry vocals melting hearts and minds, a true delight to see”. - Zaki Zufri, Timbre Rock & Roots Fest
“I love Kara’s voice! She has that rare quality that evokes a distant warm memory and connects you with her personally as well as musically.
A fantastic guitar player and beautiful songs! A treat to work with.”- Anders Osborne
Classic songwriting skills, smooth sultry vocals, and the ability to whip up a storm with a fiery slide guitar. Very few can boast this set of trump cards, but it just happens to be the hand dealt to Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist Kara Grainger, who exhibits an effortlessly seductive and modern take on roots, blues and soul music." (americanaroots.com)