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Morgan Karr

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | MAJOR

Los Angeles, California, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2015
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On the heels of his May 11 self-titled debut EP, Nashville-born singer/songerwriter/actor/artist Morgan Karr returns to Music City Monday, June 13 for a one-night only benefit concert at Mercy Lounge, raising money and awareness for Nashville's Oasis Center.

With a bio that reads like a classic success story, Nashville's own Morgan Karr moved from Music City to New York's Big Apple to pursue a career in the performing arts. While studying at Northwestern, Morgan was cast in the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. During his time with the show--the final six months of it's Broadway run--he was a member of the ensemble, as well as understudy for second male lead, Moritz.

In 2010,Karr performed in--and won 1st place honors-- at Harlem's iconic Apollo Theatre as a contestant at the famed Amateur Night At The Apollo competition. Taking full advantage of the momentum his talents generated, Karr took his act on the road and across the country with sold-out performances at landmark venues from NYC's Rockwood Music Hall,Joe's Pub and The Bitter End to LA's Barre Vermont, with a recent EP release party in Philly.

As for what genre of music Karr fits into, he doesn't. After sampling some of his recent work, including videos of recent shows and tracks from his self-titled 3-song EP, it's difficult to peg Karr's musical stylings with just one genre. By looks alone, he favors the style of a modern-day Buddy Holly or perhaps a reinvisioned member of Rat Pack. Combine that with a vocal style somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Robbie Williams , along with some serious tickling of the ivories and it's easy to see why his official bio touts, "His music sits at an intersection of genres including pop, soul, rock and country which many affectionately characterize as “too theater to be pop, and too pop to be theater.”

Instead of categorizing Morgan Karr as too this or that, suffice it to say, Morgan Karr presents the perfect mix of talent, looks, stage presence and style to label the up-and-coming talent, one to watch.

Monday night's Mercy Lounge concert will no doubt showcase Morgan's original songs I Don't Want to Be Right, Today and the appropriately titled, Feels Like Home, but you can also expect the versatile performer to throw in a few covers from such artists ranging from Bruno Mars to Maroon 5 and yes, Broadway fans, Morgan's sure to incorporate a showtune or two into the setlist.

Tonight won't be the first time Morgan has teamed with Oasis Center, a local organization dedicated to helping Nashville youth in crisis. According to an article Karr himself penned for Oasis Center's website, he first became affiliated with the not-for-profit Oasis Center when he was a sophomore in High School. He continued to work closely with the organization during his junior and senior years, as part of their Oasis Youth Council. As a senior, he became a Youth Representative for their Board of Directors and became their first-ever teenage co-chair, alongside his Mom, Jackie Karr. In his Oasis Center article, Karr revealed, "Coming Back to Nashville to play my first concert while raising money for the organization that taught me to never give up--it's the best way to finally come home."

Morgan Karr: A Benefit for The Oasis Center at Nashville's Mercy Lounge will begin at 7pm on Monday, June 13. Tickets are available in three levels. $15 for Students (18+), $25 for General Admission and $50 for a special VIP Package, with all proceeds from the event benefitting The Oasis Center of Nashville. At the time of this article, online ticketing for this event has closed. All remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more about The Oasis Center, CLICK HERE. To purchase Morgan's self-titled EP, CLICK HERE. - Examiner.com


On the heels of his May 11 self-titled debut EP, Nashville-born singer/songerwriter/actor/artist Morgan Karr returns to Music City Monday, June 13 for a one-night only benefit concert at Mercy Lounge, raising money and awareness for Nashville's Oasis Center.

With a bio that reads like a classic success story, Nashville's own Morgan Karr moved from Music City to New York's Big Apple to pursue a career in the performing arts. While studying at Northwestern, Morgan was cast in the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. During his time with the show--the final six months of it's Broadway run--he was a member of the ensemble, as well as understudy for second male lead, Moritz.

In 2010,Karr performed in--and won 1st place honors-- at Harlem's iconic Apollo Theatre as a contestant at the famed Amateur Night At The Apollo competition. Taking full advantage of the momentum his talents generated, Karr took his act on the road and across the country with sold-out performances at landmark venues from NYC's Rockwood Music Hall,Joe's Pub and The Bitter End to LA's Barre Vermont, with a recent EP release party in Philly.

As for what genre of music Karr fits into, he doesn't. After sampling some of his recent work, including videos of recent shows and tracks from his self-titled 3-song EP, it's difficult to peg Karr's musical stylings with just one genre. By looks alone, he favors the style of a modern-day Buddy Holly or perhaps a reinvisioned member of Rat Pack. Combine that with a vocal style somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Robbie Williams , along with some serious tickling of the ivories and it's easy to see why his official bio touts, "His music sits at an intersection of genres including pop, soul, rock and country which many affectionately characterize as “too theater to be pop, and too pop to be theater.”

Instead of categorizing Morgan Karr as too this or that, suffice it to say, Morgan Karr presents the perfect mix of talent, looks, stage presence and style to label the up-and-coming talent, one to watch.

Monday night's Mercy Lounge concert will no doubt showcase Morgan's original songs I Don't Want to Be Right, Today and the appropriately titled, Feels Like Home, but you can also expect the versatile performer to throw in a few covers from such artists ranging from Bruno Mars to Maroon 5 and yes, Broadway fans, Morgan's sure to incorporate a showtune or two into the setlist.

Tonight won't be the first time Morgan has teamed with Oasis Center, a local organization dedicated to helping Nashville youth in crisis. According to an article Karr himself penned for Oasis Center's website, he first became affiliated with the not-for-profit Oasis Center when he was a sophomore in High School. He continued to work closely with the organization during his junior and senior years, as part of their Oasis Youth Council. As a senior, he became a Youth Representative for their Board of Directors and became their first-ever teenage co-chair, alongside his Mom, Jackie Karr. In his Oasis Center article, Karr revealed, "Coming Back to Nashville to play my first concert while raising money for the organization that taught me to never give up--it's the best way to finally come home."

Morgan Karr: A Benefit for The Oasis Center at Nashville's Mercy Lounge will begin at 7pm on Monday, June 13. Tickets are available in three levels. $15 for Students (18+), $25 for General Admission and $50 for a special VIP Package, with all proceeds from the event benefitting The Oasis Center of Nashville. At the time of this article, online ticketing for this event has closed. All remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more about The Oasis Center, CLICK HERE. To purchase Morgan's self-titled EP, CLICK HERE. - Examiner.com


Who is Morgan Karr? Try an attractive Nashville-bred singer/songwriter who’s look is bookish, yet sexy; and who’s sound is reflective of someone who’s no stranger to musical theatre—without the cheesy Glee-esque trimmings (whew, so over that show).

A former cast member of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, Karr’s musical influences are varied—Stevie Wonder and Rascal Flatts among them. And While his music carries a spirit of country—possibly a result of his hometown—the boy knows his way around a good soulful riff and run.

His self-titled three track EP, released digitally this past May, features production by Grammy-nominated Producer Juan Patiño, Cliff Goldmacher and Kevin Fisher.

I personally became #TeamMorgan, after hearing his cover of One Republic‘s “Apologize”, beautifully mashed with Jon McLaughlin‘s “Human”.
What say you, are you liking? - NEWNOWNEXT (Logo TV's online media blog)


Who is Morgan Karr? Try an attractive Nashville-bred singer/songwriter who’s look is bookish, yet sexy; and who’s sound is reflective of someone who’s no stranger to musical theatre—without the cheesy Glee-esque trimmings (whew, so over that show).

A former cast member of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, Karr’s musical influences are varied—Stevie Wonder and Rascal Flatts among them. And While his music carries a spirit of country—possibly a result of his hometown—the boy knows his way around a good soulful riff and run.

His self-titled three track EP, released digitally this past May, features production by Grammy-nominated Producer Juan Patiño, Cliff Goldmacher and Kevin Fisher.

I personally became #TeamMorgan, after hearing his cover of One Republic‘s “Apologize”, beautifully mashed with Jon McLaughlin‘s “Human”.
What say you, are you liking? - NEWNOWNEXT (Logo TV's online media blog)


Discography

MORGAN KARR (EP) - May 2011
** top 100 Singer/Songwriters on iTunes

yellow skies - March 2013

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"One need only scan the sea of enrapt faces to understand and appreciate the power of a true entertainer." - DoNYC

MORGAN KARR has called Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Nashville home - but home is just a feeling and his music, a reflection. Morgan, already positioned in the Top 100 Singer/Songwriters on iTunes with the release of his self-titled EP in May 2011, was born & raised in Nashville, TN where he began voice & piano lessons at the age of nine. Growing up in the heart of Music City exposed him to genres ranging from country & gospel to pop music & musical theatre. Through these influences and inspirations, he's cultivated a style that is unmistakably his own.

Morgan Karr recently co-pinned the #8 song on the MusicWeek Commercial Club charts in the UK (Soulshaker Original Club Mix of Will Champlin's "Hit The Floor"), and has had songs featured on CBS's The Young and the Restless and YouTube's #1 Dance Network, DanceOn. Morgan's background is in Musical Theatre, having appeared in the Grammy and Tony winning Best Musical Spring Awakening on Broadway. He also won first place in "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 2010, and received top honors from the John Lennon Songwriting Competition in 2012.

Morgan's most recent EP "yellow skies" was released in March 2013, produced by Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng, Ari Hest). For more information, visit || www.morgankarr.com ||