A native of Massachusetts, Karen was born in Beverly, MA and raised in Danvers, MA. At age 18, Karen joined her first Rock band and performed throughout the New England Region while attending Berklee College of Music. During that time, she began singing local and National TV and radio jingles. She graduated from Berklee in 1990 with a degree in Professional Music. Karen has been a celebrated vocalist in the greater New England area that spans over 3 decades. With Karen's professional experience, world-class talent, and passion for music, it has made her one of the most sought after vocalists in the greater New England music industry. Karen is best known for her powerful voice, as well as her stylistic versatility. She possesses a passionate and energetic presence, as well as being warm and alluring.
Karen has shared the stage, and in some cases recorded with such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie, Eddie Money, Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, Robert Ellis Orrall (Carlene Carter, Taylor Swift), Jerry Marrotta (Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel), Ira Coleman (Sting, Herbie Hancock), and David Stefanelli (The Beloved Few, Peter Wolf, RTZ, Sully Erna's Avalon). Currently, Karen is an Assistant Professor in the Voice department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Karen's first collection of original songs, "Karen Carr", is available here for both digital download and on physical CD.