Karen Mackenzie
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Karen Mackenzie

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada | SELF

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Artist of the Week"

March 2010

www.nnsl.com/nnslmusic/nnslmusic.html - NNSL Online Music

"On ne peut empecher le vent a souffler"

March 19, 2010

"Sans aucun doute, Wind don't blow est un album a emporter avec soi sur la route. A ecouter avec le volume dans le tapis et en laissant aller, comme quoi ne peut empecher le vent a souffler." - Caroline Pelletier, l'Aquilon

"The Kitchen Sessions"


"Wind Don't Blow is the title track of Karen Mackenzie's recently released debut disc. The song is getting airplay across Nunavut on CBC North and on CFRT-FM in Iqaluit..." - Nunavut News/North

"Alumna releases debut album"


“It’s a real little piece of Iqaluit..." - Humber Etcetera

"Musician inspired by the north"

http://www.thecasket.ca/entertainment.asp?id=167 - The Antigonish Casket


wind don't blow
(Released Feb. 23, 2010)

1. small town blues
2. givin’ in
3. time in lieu
4. summerfly
5. wind don’t blow
6. tangled the thread
7. dance me away
8. makeup/breakup blues



Karen Mackenzie is an Iqaluit-based singer-songwriter with a powerhouse voice and a knack for turning day-to-day passions and places into song.

Karen cut her teeth singing rock and blues in small-town Nova Scotia before studying jazz performance at Toronto's esteemed Humber College. There, her musical explorations delved into pop, country, tango and more before settling into her own brand of folk and blues.

A job in journalism chased her to northern Canada in 2007, where she fell in love with the icy landscape and assorted adventures of life in a remote, fly-in community. Her stripped-down, original folk and blues is peopled with the inspirations around her.

Karen's debut album, wind don't blow, was released in 2010. Since then she has opened for artists including The Trews, Ria Mae and CBC Song Quest-winner Dana Sipos.

Her music has been featured at Alianait Arts Festival and Toonik Tyme Festival, as well as on the promotional Music Nunavut CD.

Most recently, her song "Time, how it flies," recorded with Michael Walsh, was shortlistedt in the Australian Songwriting Awards international category.