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August 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
With sultry. mesmerizing vocals, engaging songwriting talent, and fiery slide guitar work, Kara Grainger boasts an impressive set of skills. This Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist may evoke comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, but she bears a style all her own, a relentlessly seductive, distinctly modern take on roots, blues and soul music.
At the age of 16 Kara joined with her brother Mitch Grainger to form the band “Papa Lips”. The band toured consistently throughout Australia and produced two studio albums that received critical acclaim and were played on several radio stations nationally. The band was heavily influenced by the soul sounds from Stax recording in Memphis, and by the funk, soul and blues from New Orleans.
Kara has performed at several Festivals such as The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival and Blues from the Top in Colorado. Kara has also appeared at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
She has also opened for many extraordinary acts such as Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Jonny Lang to name a few.
Kara’s latest album “Living with Your Ghost” was released in 2018. Rock and Blues Muse said, “Kara Grainger delivers a rousing performance on the album, full of bluesy melancholy, soulful swagger, and elegant musicianship.”