Abby Karp
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Abby Karp

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Seattle, WA
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Rock Blues


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The best kept secret in music


"Fresh Tracks - New Indie Rock Songs, March 13 2017"

Another Seattle artist, Abby K, who draws influences from her Kentucky roots, but she is not country, not folk nor pop, as she likes to point out. Instead her music is “nostalgic and modern in the same breath,” a sound that she likes to refer to as ‘heart-shaped rock.’ Abby is an avid collector of heart-shaped rocks, which are a rare find.

But most notably is Abby’s wonderful songwriting, vocals and instrumentation on her new release – her sophomore album, Heart-Shaped Rock, features standout songs like the title track, which Abby K explains is a song about a journey and “not merely a new path” while “having the courage to follow it and pursue it.”

“Songwriting for me is about discovering simple everyday stories,” she tells IRC. “I have infinite gratitude for the freedom life affords me to create these stories and for countless family members, friends and fellow musicians, who have carried me along the journey and inspired me to compose beautiful music from simple observation.”

Such characteristics are realized throughout the album, on heart-tugging moments like the title track; the standout, Patsy Cline-inspired “Silhouette Blues”; the lamenting, “You Never Know,” the uptempo bluegrass and folk-inspired “Follow You Anywhere,” and the acoustic, whimsical, “You’re My Moon.” The 12-song album was produced and engineered at Seattle’s Cobra Studios. - Indie Rock Cafe


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Abby K has been immersed in music as long as she can recall. Her
earliest adrenaline rush from performing came at 16, while belting out
the Star Spangled Banner in front of 40,000 Louisville Cardinal
basketball fans.

After two decades in the Windy City, where she was exposed to the
extremes of weather and musical influences, she has moved her act to

Though she is based in Seattle, her music is boundary-less. If you
listen closely, you will hear everything from Wilco to Neko Case, Dusty
Springfield to REM. Travis to Tom Petty. Van Morrison to Head and the
Heart. Her influences embrace the dichotomies in her life.

In all, Abby K is hard to categorize. She is not pop. She is not
country. She is not rock. Nor is she alternative or folk. She is Heart
Rock. Her sound is nostalgic and modern in the same breath.

“Beautiful. Took me right back in time
– reminded me a a bit of a Patsy Cline and Carlene Carter mix – with
your own very unique style. Beautiful harmonies and your voice that
grabs you right away. “ – Randy Skaggs, The Maestro Q108 Kingston
“You have your own straight-away voice and lyric style throughout that makes me instantly trust where you are taking me.” – Journola
“Most notably is Abby’s wonderful songwriting, vocals and instrumentation on her new release – her sophomore album, Heart-Shaped Rock…” – Indie Rock Cafe

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