December 6th, 2023 7pm Stage 1
“The indelible flavor of Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and Roberta Flack comes into play, with hints of peppermint feelings and champagne colored horizons.”
-Come Here Floyd
“The gentle, raspy voice of New Yorker, Kara Ali, quickly brought me to a place of vulnerability, but not without the taste of security that comes with confidence in trials put far behind.”
-Brandon Hill, Central Sauce
Kara Ali is a NY-based soulful Singer/Songwriter. Writing a fusion of rock, folk and soul her music marries a throwback feel with modern touches for a unique and honest sound. She has strong jazzy alto vocals and her lyrics are often introspective, playful and highly relatable. Kara’s latest works touch on self-discovery and LGBTQ love themes, employing metaphors and an earnest delivery.
Kara can be seen performing frequently on the NY scene and has appeared at Mercury Lounge, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, Pete’s Candy Store, and the Bitter End among others. Additionally she has toured playing various east coast shows as well as venues on the west coast in LA and SF. Nearing a catalogue of 100 songs, her music has been featured in documentaries, web series', theater and radio shows. Kara is associated with Sofar Sounds, the NY Songwriter’s Circle and the RAW Artists Independent Talent network.
In 2019 she released a series of singles, Stars and the Moon, Love and Music, The Other Side of Sunshine and D_LETE. Her songs have been reviewed by Central Sauce, Come Here Floyd, Ear to the Ground, Staccatofy and other blogs. All vocals, guitars, and songwriting was done by Kara in collaboration with producer Rob Farren out of RLF Studios in Brooklyn.
In 2020, Kara took self-production to a new level, continuing to experiment with self-sufficiency and remote collaboration as a modern artist. She lent her vocals to the dance track, Hooked On You, by Orange Space Project and began collaborations with new producers. She released a series of new singles, including Clarity in collaboration with Mike Onufrak of Cards and Dear to Me in collaboration with David Schoenwetter.
In 2022, Kara came back with Make Our Own Magic, a self-produced track with additional production and mixing support from Brooklyn-based artist and producer Katie Buchanan. She followed up with the release of, "Heart Finds" out now on Spotify, with more music to come!