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Karen Davis
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  • Jersey City, NJ
  • United States
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Guild Dreadnaught Limited Edition D-60 - for recording
Guild Acoustic Electric - for performance
Martin Backpacker - every day teaching in bad weather
Mountain Acoustic - every day teaching
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Indie rock, classic rock, blues, some classical
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

Karen Davis's Blog

Crack Cookies.

Tuesday is my longest work day of the week starting at 9 AM when I leave the house, wrapping up whenever everything's done. This involves 3 hours on the subway, and about an hour of walking.


 Fun part #1 is the teaching - 1 general music class with the little ones at Montessori plus 4 piano lessons at Monte. I'm teaching them about Tchaikowski, and we're listening to the 1812 Overture. They go nuts every time they hear the cannons. The little little ones (2.5 - 4) rock out…


Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:14pm


Interesting evening. I thought I'd be playing, but when we got to the Tea Bar, the place was closed. Locked up, closed. This is a first. I looked through my messages - there was a facebook message that must have slipped by me, asking me if I was still interested in the gig. No phone call, no e-mail - just a facebook message. I love facebook, but this is not the be-all-end-all of business communication.  Anyway, the joint was CLOSED - chairs on the…


Posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:21pm

Gig Wardrobe Drama

It's finally warm - I can wear my cute clothes - and just one layer at a time, I might add. Looks like we won;t be having any more t-shirt and two sweater days for a while. Hurray! We have a nursong home gig today - nursing homes are almost always REALLY hot - fortunately today it's warm enough outside so I can wear somethng that won't suffocate me when we're inside. This is the upside.


The downside is finding a dress/skirt that can be appropriate for Easter (nothing will…


Posted on April 24, 2011 at 11:07am

Writing the Blues

Working on a new set of songs - have 2 written and a 3rd on the way. I've decided to experiment with blues/blues rock for the next recording. What I didn't expect was to have so many extra (extraneous?) ideas that want to grow themselves into full songs. Usually, I have one, maybe two ideas, at a time that are viable. These get turned over as I ride or walk around town, or as I sit down to do that day's writing. Now, I've got 3 ideas that are definitely viable and 2 or 3 more that may turn…


Posted on April 23, 2011 at 2:05pm

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At 9:47am on October 19, 2011, chris mirabile said…
hi karen ive been playing about 3 years .i learned so much .now just trying to be entertaining to people and finding it hard to play without my ipod. i have jamed a few times and was told good thinks but playing alone for others is not up to par.any advice
At 2:55am on February 25, 2011, Shaun Porter said…

Hi Karen,

            The gig scene is pretty reasonable.There is a decent amount of pub work,which is of course a different beast to the festivals, folk clubs and music venues where you can play more original material,not that you cannot do this at music pubs,it is just that we tend to play more songs that people will know (at music pubs).

Here is the name of a promoter who I know.Contact him and see.His name is Michael Pipe, here is his e-mail address.Good luck and stay in touch.


At 9:23pm on February 22, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Hi Karen,
Please consider joining us in the Guild Owners Group here in the AG Community!

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