Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Karen Atkins has returned full force to her music career with a new album, In My Room, after 20 years of establishing herself as an expert in natural health and wellness. In My Room displays Karen's signature lyrical clarity, commanding guitar hooks and heart-tugging melodies, with all of the added wisdom she acquired from her years of helping others heal themselves.
Co-produced by Atkins herself and multi-instrumentalist/producer Xeno, In My Room also features prominent studio musicians, including bassist Reggie Hamilton (Seal, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and drummer Curt Bisquera (Elton John, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash), mixed and mastered by powerhouse engineers like Robert L. Smith (David Bowie, U2, Aerosmith) and Vlado Meller (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers).
From the whimsical “Crooked Daylight,” the groovy “Can’t Get,” to the the melodious “I’m Alright” and “Tell Daniel,” the vocal harmonies and intricate guitar and instrumental arrangements tie all of the songs together for a melodic journey through depth and personal transformation, inspiring people to pause and listen. “Julian” and the bonus “Slip Slidin’ Away” Paul Simon cover are so catchy that it’ll get you humming the chorus on repeat.
For the release of In My Room, Karen is offering a new touring style of sharing music with the audience, dubbed the “Frequency Experiment Tour,” that experiments with a special tuning she recorded her instruments in, as well as combining her music with other tools that can help people feel happier.
released July 25, 2017
Karen Atkins - vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, ukulele
Xeno - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Reggie Hamilton - fretted and fretless bass
Curt Bisquera - drums
Chet Stromberg - mandolin
Aleksandra Shira Dubov - vocals
Produced by Karen Atkins and Xeno
Engineered by Xeno and Marcus Dodd-Wilson
Mixed by Robert L. Smith
Mastered by Vlado Meller