Karla Pilgrim

Karla Pilgrim

BandCountryFolk

Biography

While the rest of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador was worrying if 2007 would be a dry Summer, Karla Pilgrim knew it would definitely be a hot one.

May 2007 saw the Roddickton, NL songstress off on a musical adventure experienced by very few worldwide. She was going to Afghanistan just as things were intensifying with Taliban Spring attacks.

While she thankfully did not experience any acts of war, she did perform for thousands of soldiers from 14 different nations alongside The Fables (NL) and JP Cormier (NS) night after sultry night. Performing in French and English; often with her 40 lbs of bullet proof gear just a few feet away on stage, she sang her blend of country pop that has endeared her to so many. The experience fuelled her to begin her debut CD when the response night after night across the sand was “Is your CD for sale here?”. June 2008 will see the first but certainly not the last project from Karla Pilgrim.

Since she returned from The Middle East, The Irish Descendants enlisted her to sing a duet on their new release produced by Alan Doyle. Entitled “We Laughed”, fans can catch Karla with Con O’Brien on the CD entitled “Southern Shore”. Post recording; the Juno Award winning group invited her for two jaunts around Canada which saw Karla touring Alberta and Ontario this past Fall 2007.

From The Stephenville Theatre stage to legendary Tootsie’s in Nashville; from Canadian Idol to Khandahar, Afghanistan; Karla Pilgrim proves time and time again she is willing to go where music leads her.