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Portrait of Karissa LaRen

Karissa LaRen

About Karissa LaRen

Anchorage, AK

Acoustic/Pop/Soul describes the sound of Karissa LaRen as she translates moments of clarity, chaos and honesty into song. LaRen teamed up with producer Stephen Joseph to write her first single, “We Are The Sounds,” to offer authenticity and invigoration to the souls and taste buds of 2010.

With a Mother from NYC and a Father from an island in Alaska, (where she was also born,) Karissa was bred by diversity and born into adventure. Her journeys include helping the Katrina victims of New Orleans, serving the HIV community in Baltimore, working with the orphans of Liberia and so on. LaRen’s love for many cultures and her thirst for life become evident in the treasured perspectives of her song writing and her stage performances.

LaRen’s achingly beautiful voice is accompanied by her rhythmic skills on the guitar and drums. “I find myself writing to the drums more than anything. When I feel a certain flow and am being honest with myself, it’s as if the song creates itself as a sort of anthem of the moment just waiting to be sung,” says LaRen.

As you sing along with Karissa LaRen, she will slip her hand in yours, and you will be joined in the sounds of life from all over the world. Be sure to check out her debut single, “We Are The Sounds,” on YouTube, and stay up-to-date with her on Facebook and Twitter.



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