Karisa is a truly gifted singer and songwriter with a style which is both melodic and rhythmic. Her compositions are frequently injected with a latin undercurrent that propels them in unexpected directions as Karisa's voice soars playfully from note to note.
Most of Karisa's shows are solo acoustic performances, but for her debut CD, Karisa wanted a full band backing her up, so obviously I was delighted when she asked me to provide the drum tracks. The band also performed with Karisa at her CD release show at the Wealthy Street Theater in front of a sell-out crowd.
Soon thereafter, Karisa's CD was nominated for a Jammie Award by radio station WYCE. Karisa won the Jammie Award for the best new artist and the so-called "Big Jammie" for the overall best CD of the year. It was a special treat to perform with Karisa at the award ceremony.
You can download the title track from Karisa's CD, Little Girl, by clocking on the link to the right. You'll also find a link to a live recording of Karisa's song, Open Chord Lullaby, featuring Lou Musa on lead guitar.
Karisa is still active on the music scene, mostly performing as a solo artist. You can visit her official website at KarisaWilson.com.