Songs to get you through the pandemic.
Note: Boost Your Playlist is for songs either from local DC bands, or from artists that recently performed live in DC.
Karen Jonas just released her first single from the upcoming album, The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams (due in August 2020). Karen is a folk and country artist from Fredericksburg. For some reason I’ve been gravitating towards country songs recently, so this works out.
“Tuesday” is a pure country song about dreaming about the next place, but accepting your responsibilities and making the most of it. Karen continues her trusty theme of referencing whiskey, and promotes sleeping in on Tuesdays.
In the music video Karen is joined by fellow performer Tim Bray and the rest of her band hamming it up, and was filmed at the perfect locale, an empty Pearl Street Warehouse.
We caught Karen at the very same Pearl Street Warehouse earlier this year, with many more people in attendance, when live concerts were a thing we all took for granted. Pretty great show, here was the review.
You can support the album’s release through a Kickstarter campaign (you can get the CD or vinyl signed, and also includes options for individualized Zoom and in-person concerts).
Karen and band will also have some socially distanced shows coming up, check out her Facebook for the dates and locations. @karenjonasmusic