Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a unique sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen's career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds. But in recent years, as her musicality has evolved, she's been leaning more towards blues.
Karen's also one of the country's hardest working live performers. From the release of Far From Paradise up until the standstill of 2020, Karen and her band spent nearly every weekend travelling the east coast of Australia, appearing at Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Bello Winter Music and supporting icons such as Jimmy Barnes and Gregory Porter.
Along the way, they were road-testing songs from Karen's upcoming release, Edin, the title of which translates to "place of pleasure."
Karen's latest originals take a more comprehensive trip through the potentialities of blues music than Far From Paradise, while also providing a candid expression of her personal identity.
"The new music is more exposed and more vulnerable," she says. "I felt like Far From Paradise gave me the confidence to tell people even more so who I am and what I've been through and what I like and things I don't like."
Karen Lee Andrews' songcraft is built on a thorough knowledge of blues, gospel and soul music and motored by an undeniable hunger to connect. Yet the defining ingredient is Karen's unshakeable artistic passion.
Karen Lee Andrews - Lead vocals & guitar
Yanya Boston - Drums & vocals
Adam Ventoura - Bass & vocals
11 Singers Ln, Melbourne
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