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Karen Marguth (2013)

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Vocalist Karen Marguth was born in Minneapolis, raised in Livermore, and now lives in and works out of Fresno.

Karen's background includes all things theatrical: choreography, directing and performing in regional theater and touring shows, voice-over, teaching, and even a weekly radio program (“The Vocal Hour,” on Friday afternoons on KFSR).

But with Karen it's mostly singing—all kinds of singing: rock, blues, folk, R&B, and jazz. And she is graced with a voice to do it all.

Karen is especially drawn to a great lyric. She's a master storyteller, with a voice clear as a bell, they say. Her latest recording, "A Way with Words", honors one of the great contemporary songwriters, Carroll Coates.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Eva Scow and Dusty Brough Bird with Beastlike Qualities Sharon by the Sea Adventure Records
# 2 Lorraine Feather Tales of the Unusual Five Jazzed Media
# 3 Venissa Santi Bienvenida Tender Shepherd/Little Girl Blue Sunnyside
# 4 Nellie Lutcher The Best of Nellie Lutcher Baby, What's Your Alibi? Capitol
# 5 Nat Cole After Midnight Just You, Just Me Capitol
# 6 Angélique Kidjo Öÿö Out of Africa Razor and Tie
# 7 Nancy Wilson Anthology Guess Who I Saw Today? Capitol
# 8 Sarah Vaughan After Hours In a Sentimental Mood Blue Note
# 9 Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin Gone with the Wind Verve
# 10 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Love for Sale Blue Note
# 11 Etta Jones The Best of Etta Jones: The Prestige Singles All the Way Prestige
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