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    "Kara is known for her powerful voice and deep musical soulful expression. She touches on universal themes that affect us all, so that the heart's cry can be spoken to and released to its natural form and rediscovered for an empowering existence"

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  • "My music is an invitation to slow down and discover....
    I sing about the journey of love, healing and spiritual awakening...
    a space to get in touch with your heart's longing."

  • we have a choice
  • An uplifting anthem that speaks truth and inspires change. Humanity is at the brink of its own destruction. What is the radical choice we need to make?

     © Copyright - Kara Johnstad
    Produced and arranged by Fabrizio Pigliucci. 
    Words by Kara Johnstad. 

    Music by Martin de Vries. 
    Cover photo of Kara by Mad Fox Productions.

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  • There is an awakened state, like a divine scepter, that is troubling the waters of this wounded world. This song is the sound of those waters, reminding us to rise-up and dip our tired bodies in the healing pool while in the presence of angels. We have a choice.)

    Steve Cole - author

  • A truly inspiring anthem from renowned singer-songwriter known for her songs Message of Hope, Love Never Fails and Spirit Walk. “one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation. A messenger for peace

    Laura Robson - Author and Coach

  • Kara Johnstad once again hits the mark of speaking truth and inspiring change in this world that needs it so desperately. Her words illuminate and uplift the conditions we can leave to the history books, once we embrace~We Have a Choice!

    Rev. Victoria Willoughby

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    Guided Meditation for Transformation and Happiness

    A guided meditation to unlock the power of your intuition. Fine tune your inner voice and unleash your destiny.

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    A Guided Meditation to Experience More Love and Well-Being.

    Listen to Kara's voice and experience more self-love and confidence with ease. 

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    Spirit Walk is a prescient battle cry from the new world we can create together. Use this Chant to reconnect to your divine self and stay focused and full of energy as we usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for all.

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    MESSAGE OF HOPE is an anthem, a compelling song for all who dare to hope through difficult times, as it will touch your soul and make you want to reach for the stars.

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    LOVE NEVER FAILS celebrates the power of everlasting love. Based on St. Paul’s universal prayer, 1 Corinthians 13:4. Recorded in Rome with the Concertissimo Orchestra conducted by Fabricio Pigliucci.

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    RIVER is a transformational song about the beauty of grace descending just at the moment when we are being pulled under by fear.

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    Wild Garden is a transformational song about reconnecting to the powerful feminine energies and embracing our sensuality. A powerful voice and the purity of a grand piano.

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    The purity of unbridled vocal power, the simplicity of a grand piano and the poetry that poured through during a deep transformational awakening. Kara opens her journals to the world.

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    JOURNEY ME HOME is a love affair. Do you secretly desire to be “journeyed home“ on your next vacation? "Truly, Poetry Has Never Sounded So Delicious."

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    “I don’t remember being born and have yet to die. And yet I do remember when the two collided.” This song engages us on a frequency of faith, hope, love and deep healing.

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    SILENCE IS THE JOURNEY is a hymn. Soulful and passionate, it captures the pure essence of faith, hope and love, It gives strength to continue through the darkest nights. Faith is a powerful prayer.

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    RELEASE is an intimate ballad. Kara's voice leads us back to a sweet release. A place of deep let-go. A place of eternal love and deep acceptance. A place called home.

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    YOU GOT MAIL celebrates the odd sensation of falling in love in the virtual reality and trying to figure out which part of the equation is real?

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    It is lame to blame. Kara’s boundless passion is heard in this well crafted and boldly written song, as she brings sweet soul into a painful situation and flips the Blame Game on its back and finally flies free.

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    Is it possible to deeply heal, after you have been deeply wronged? Heal Me Hold Me is a song that takes us where so few have been allowed to enter and brings light where few have dared sing.

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    Is it possible to deeply heal, after you have been deeply wronged? Heal Me Hold Me is a song that takes us where so few have been allowed to enter and brings light where few have dared sing.

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  • With more than 100 songs written, all of which she has produced and published under her own indie label, Kara Johnstad is an acclaimed artist with "... something of a female Leonard Cohen song writing sensibility and who is truly hard to categorize" as music critique Paul Wolfle best describes her unique signature sound.
  • Kara Johnstad ist sicherlich eine der erstaunlichsten Künstlerinnen, die ich erleben durfte - die CDs sind absolut empfehlenswert!
    Derzeit veröffentlicht Kara Johnstad neue e-Singels, jeder davon ein Hit. Ich freue mich jeden Monat auf ihr e-zine, in dem sie die neuen Singels vorstellt.

    HADI Chanson aus Berlin

  • Sinnlich, gefühlvoll und stark: Kara stays Gold

    Kara Johnstad bezaubert mit sanften Jazz-Klängen, sinnlichen Balladen und ihrer großen Stimme. Die Stücke sind so angenehm weich, warm, voll und tief wie ein guter Rotwein. Karas Stimme geht ans Herz und unter die Haut; sanft wickelt sie die Seele ein und wärmt sie, wie eine weiche Decke an einem regnerischen Herbsttag. Ihre Texte berühren. Sie erzählen Geschichten, die wir erlebt haben, und doch nicht in Worte fassen können.

    Dieses Album ist ein Seelenstreichler, eine Wohltat für Herz und Ohren.

    Nehmen Sie sich etwas Zeit, um selbst herauszufinden, was ich meine. Legen Sie diese Platte ein, legen Sie die Beine hoch. Kreuzen Sie für ein paar stille Momente die Wege mit Kara Johnstad, lassen Sie sich von ihr an die Hand nehmen, lassen Sie mit ihr die Seele wandern und die Gedanken treiben.
    Sie werden bereichert, - vergoldet, - zurückkommen.

    C.R.

  • Kara’s performance is in a word masterful. It isn’t merely Johnstad’s outstanding voice that helps sell the songs that might crumble in the hands of a lesser artist, but her ability for phrasing that is at times other-worldly in its brilliance, as well as unquestionably perfect pitch and definitive command of the stage.This humble writer couldn’t possibly express more strongly the importance of seeing Kara Johnstad when next she graces New York with an on-stage appearance. In point of fact, and for lack of a better expression, she will simply blow your mind. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she is THAT good.

    Andrew Martin, Nitelife Exchange, New York City

  • The voice of Kara Johnstad is really outstanding It doesn't matter whether she soars into the beyond or whispers like an angel. One understands fully that she must have trained a long time and with success.

    Jazzdimensions Magazine

  • Kara Johnstad is no stranger to transforming hearts through her music...her range of style appeals to all listeners...she is an advocate for change in ways that heightens the human spirit. Lucky for us, we get the chance to close our eyes, sense the meaning of her lyrics as she so dynamically approaches each measure of music. I for one stand behind anything her spirit leans to, for she is engaging all of us on a frequency of heart, hope, love and understanding through her music, which is her best way to encourage the masses with her "Message Of Hope" for all. Thank you Kara for always listening to the truth of your soul, for it truly comes out in your musical expression.

    JaiJai Jackson
    Creator of the Jazz Network Worldwide

  • Your voice is out of this world. I hear a great soulfulness, and incredible power. You can blow up the world with that voice.

    Brunie Feliciano, NYC, NY

  • Rich with emotion & very captivating in vibe. Kara Johnstad is a true translator of songs from the heart with masterful delivery.

    Women of Substance Radio, USA

  • Johnstad, who has something of a female Leonard Cohen song writing sensibility…. is truly hard to categorize.

    Paul Wolfle, Music Interview Magazine

  • Explosive! What a voice! Kara Johnstad is brilliant… a total range of feelings!

    BILD, Germany's largest newspaper