Archive of 2013 August:


[*edit* new dates have been added: please see Karyn’s tour dates page for the most up to date schedule.]

I am excited to announce a series of shows across southern Ontario and Quebec celebrate the release of my new album More Than A Hero on OCTOBER 22nd, 2013!

Full venue / time details & ticket sales coming soon, but for now please mark off these dates!!

FRI OCT 18 & SAT OCT 19 – MISSISSAUGA, ON – OCFF Annual Conference. (Official Showcasing Artist on Sat @ 8:45pm. Private Showcases throughout the weekend. Open to conference attendees and public tickets available too.)

WED OCT 23 – OAKVILLE, ON – Moonshine Cafe (Double CD launch party with Kim Beggs!)
THU OCT 24 – TORONTO, ON – The Monarch (wsg Don Kerr!)
FRI OCT 25 – DUNDAS, ON (near HAMILTON) – Dundas Odd Fellows Hall (Double CD launch party with Kim Beggs!)
SAT OCT 26 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Spill (wsg Sue Newberry!)
SUN OCT 27 – WAKEFIELD, QC – Kaffe 1870
MON OCT 28 – OTTAWA, ON – Rainbow Bistro (song circle with Ray Harris, Orit Shimoni (Little Birdie) and Marie-Josee Houle!)
SAT NOV 2 – LONDON, ON (private concert with Kim Beggs!)
THU NOV 7 – SUDBURY, ON – Fromagerie Elgin
SAT NOV 9 – OTTAWA, ON – Pressed (full concert)

There are more shows in the works. Don’t see your town here? Contact Karyn: let’s set up something!


I posted some photos on my Facebook page from our trip up to Dawson Creek/Rolla/Fort-St-John last week: (click on the thumbnails to be taken to Facebook.)

Visit my Facebook page photo album to see more!


…tomorrow I am heading up further north in BC to play in Dawson Creek. Looks this love-fest feeling will continue a little longer.

Join me at ROLLA’S PUB this THURSDAY AUGUST 8th at 8pm. Sarah Elizabeth is going to play some of her amazeball songs too! Yes, that’s her singing in the choir in the photo below. Expect harmonies!

Sarah and I head to NANCY O’s on MONDAY AUGUST 12th at 8pm in Prince George. Even more of more!


Resting up today after a fabulous weekend at Artswells Festival. I feel like I am still wandering in dream state after so much music and campfire and intensely beautiful conversations and hugs and musician-to-musician love. Now I am spending a quiet day eating pancakes and drinking coffee and catching up on emails and blog posts.

I am a lover of festivals in general and Artswells is particularly special to my heart. Four years ago I attended my first one (this year marked their 10th year anniversary), and I keep getting drawn back – I even moved to the area to live for two years because the sense of community is so deliciously strong that I wanted to soak in it for longer than a weekend. It was here in the Cariboo where I sat on a porch and wrote a bunch of songs for the new album.

This year – as always – there were so many highlights and deeply moving experiences (along with silliness and NOT much sleep) that to put in in words would probably turn this into an extraordinarily long list song and I’m thinking I’d be better to rest my voice for tomorrow’s show at Rolla’s (see the post above for details about that.) So let me instead glow silently as I rest up my weary body. I will share with you one image I found posted on Facebook from a particularly touching moment to me… singing Be My Girl with the full choir arrangement during my Saturday afternoon set:

That’s Trina, George, Annie, Allyson and Sarah to my stage left “ooooohing” it up. (Patrick and Daniel are singing too, just out of frame on the other side.) Photo Credit: Shadowbox Images

Thank you, Artswells and all who were there, for bolstering my musical soul and returning my sense of wonder. xox k