Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas has been performing in the DC area since she first picked up a guitar almost ten years ago. Currently a resident of downtown Fredericksburg, Karen is an enthusiastic performer and active member of the local music community.  Writing songs that range from quiet personal pieces about her struggles as a woman and mother to boot-stomping stories about gun-wielding sheriffs, Karen's emotive quality carries her message across any topic.  Her rhythmic finger-style guitar drives songs that are ripe and personal, bare and genuine, and always painstakingly honest.

Karen's songwriting has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, and Gillian Welch.  As co-front of The Parlor Soldiers, she shared stages with notable acts Chris Knight, Spirit Family Reunion, and Jeffrey Lewis, and has been featured on No Depression, Taproots Radio, Ninebullets Radio, and many American and European blogs and radio stations.  Karen is excited to be leading her own band now, and can be found playing in and out of Fredericksburg.

Karen Jonas appeared in the January 2013 Songwriters Showcase

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