2016 was a blast! Kicked it off with The NAMM Show, playing for IMUA Ukulele out of Honolulu, an ongoing endorsement. I play one of their thin-body tenor electrics and love its one-of-a-kind sound and versatility.
I met ukulele rock star, Jake Shimabukuro and heard him play at Kamaka Ukulele’s 100 Year Anniversary party – amazing, to say the least!
I am truly honored by the loyalty of my LA fans and the new fans I continue to connect with in person, online and at music industry events like The NAMM Show. You guys rock!
“A track like Stuck on You is the perfect example of what Reed is going for with this album. Simple strings provide the background for a nice upbeat romantic song. It’s the kind of the thing tailor made for a TV commercial or something similar. This is Reed’s versatility; she can do upbeat or she can do Starry, Starry Night, a beautifully articulated acoustic piece that eases me to peace like few tracks I’ve heard in many years. Again her sense of melody is superb and it shows on several of the tracks on this admirably assembled album.” More »
“Of particular note amongst her many musical skills is Reed’s voice, which effortlessly conveys passion and soul at one turn, wry humor at another and bright optimism with equal grace.” More »
“We need Karen Reed; she is a true example that following your dream and doing what you love can be an inspiration to many.”