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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
    Book The Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Luxury Item "The KCSM jazz library"
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    13 Jul
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    20 Apr
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