Streaming Interview: Friday, Feb 7 @ 12:30 PM – KARNEY with her new “BETTER” EP on the Diana Bellerose Show

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San Francisco, CA – Anna Karney has been making great music for many years, performing across the United States and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. As a solo artist she has put out several singles and EPs, and now with her band KARNEY is set to release a new EP titled BETTER, a stunning collection of original new songs together with a remix, and a cover of “Ramble On,” one of Karney’s favorite Led Zeppelin songs.

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Bay Area Rock Songstress KARNEY Reaches New Heights with Huge Sound and Powerful Lyrics on Her New EP BETTER

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Anna Karney has been making great music for many years, performing across the United States and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. As a solo artist she has put out several singles and EPs, and now with her band KARNEY is set to release a new EP titled BETTER, a stunning collection of original new songs together with a remix, and a cover of “Ramble On,” one of Karney’s favorite Led Zeppelin songs.

Keeping her mind on social justice and positive messages, Anna Karney’s lyrical content offers a sardonic and sometimes straightforward approach to many of the issues facing people today, with a message of hope resonating throughout every song she writes. Inspiration, obsession, and constant chaos in the news are the motivators for her new songs. How can a social justice songwriter stay silent during these trying times? The answer is, she can’t. Despite this, the title song “Better” shifts focus to the positive and offers the listener an uplifting message of hope and courage.

The KARNEY band performs in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest, and it is very easy for Anna Karney to remain inspired with the new players in the lineup around her. These include bassist Kevin White (The Chuck Prophet Band), guitarist Erik Smyth (Mo’fessionals, Too Short), and also returning on guitar James DePrato (The Chuck Prophet Band). Drummer Jeff Herrera remains the steady backbeat of the group, and horn section heavyweights include trumpet player Bill Ortiz (Santana, Tony Toni Tone) and Sax/Electric Bassoonist Paul Hanson (Bela Fleck, Billy Cobham). Anna Karney holds down guitar, various piano, organ and strings sounds, and lead and background vocals on all songs. With this all-star lineup each show is more exciting than the last.

KARNEY released her last album of original songs titled NO MERCY in 2018, which received broad national Radio airplay on Triple-A and Americana radio stations, and internationally as well. On that album as well as on previous releases, KARNEY has worked with producers and artists in the SF Bay Area such as Producer/engineer Mark Pistel (Michael Franti, Grace Jones, Chuck Prophet), Producer/Engineer Michael Rosen (Rancid, Tesla, Smashmouth, Santana, and Papa Roach), and Adam Munoz (Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Chester Thompson, and Lyle Lovett).

Anna Karney’s musical influences include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, Fela Kuti, and Joni Mitchell. As an arranger, pianist, and guitarist, she has worked with artists such as George Clinton, Linda Perry, and Dennis Bovell. By night the KARNEY band rocks out at clubs and events, and by day Anna Karney is a choir director and guitar teacher in public schools. She has found a balance between creating her own new music and inspiring creativity and songwriting in teens. Some musicians might decide to quit their passion for more practical work, but Karney is only energized more by doing both.

Anna Karney has had a diverse musical career, having spent many years composing music for games such as Star Wars Galaxies, Monkey Island IV, Armed and Dangerous, several SimCity titles, Metal Dungeon, Death Jr., and many more. She has also added youth choral director to her list of musical endeavors, having received the esteemed “Dreamcatcher” Award from the Visual and Performing Arts division of the San Francisco Unified School District for her work as a choral teacher and conductor for middle and high school students, as well as her contribution to the furthering of music education in the San Francisco public school system.

Additionally, Anna Karney has scored ballet and modern dance pieces as an artist in residence at Mills College and San Francisco State University. This includes pieces for many contemporary dance world choreographers and dancers such as Edward Valela, Anna Sokolo, San Francisco Ballet School, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Oberlin Dance Collective, Richard Gibson and The Academy of Ballet, June Watanabe, Joe Goode, Lucas Hoving, Ed Mock, Janice Garret, Melissa Fenley, and many more. She also composed her Opus 1 Chaconne Sur Sept for nationally renowned contemporary music group Earplay Ensemble.

 

For more information please visit the KARNEY website: www.karney.org

To Order BETTER on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit: https://smarturl.it/KarneyBetter

To Order BETTER from Bandcamp please visit: https://karney.bandcamp.com

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TONIGHT – THE KARNEY BAND to perform at SF’s Bottom of the Hill on November 14

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Cool show coming up TONIGHT for THE KARNEY BAND on Nov. 14th at the BOTTOM OF THE HILL in San Francisco, one of the last bastions of local live music clubs.

Doors are at 8pm. Also on the bill are Keepers of Humanity, who will be releasing their
debut album, ‘Freedom in the Chaos’, as well as, babypuncher, who is
releasing her new EP, ‘Veins’.

So bring your partners and relatives and friends and colleagues, Bottom Of
The Hill likes a packed house and it’s going to be mad fun!

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org or https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

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THE KARNEY BAND to perform at SF’s Bottom of the Hill on November 14

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Cool show coming up for THE KARNEY BAND on Nov. 14th at the BOTTOM OF THE HILL in San Francisco, one of the last bastions of local live music clubs.

Doors are at 8pm. Also on the bill are Keepers of Humanity, who will be releasing their
debut album, ‘Freedom in the Chaos’, as well as, babypuncher, who is
releasing her new EP, ‘Veins’.

So bring your partners and relatives and friends and colleagues, Bottom Of
The Hill likes a packed house and it’s going to be mad fun!

http://www.bottomofthehill.com/

 

For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org or https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

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Canada Review: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

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US Track-by-Track Review: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

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No Mercy

Review by Gary Hill
Karney consistently releases intriguing music. Her sound is typically hard to pin down, but lands closest to progressive rock. That said, there is music here that’s not prog. I have to say that I question the choice for opener because if there is a song that doesn’t work as well as the rest, that’s it. The closing section of the album is the strongest, too.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2018  Volume 3 at lulu.com/strangesound.

Track by Track Review
No Mercy
This comes in with a classic hard edged progressive rock sound. It shifts down to a more stripped back arrangement for the vocals. The chorus powers up to some soaring material. The verse feels a bit awkward, but the chorus really redeems the track with plenty to spare. The guitar solo is hard rocking and particularly cool.
Wild Green
A fairly mellow movement opens this cut with some middle Eastern elements at play. It powers out to harder rocking sounds that lean toward metal. The balance between the hard-edged and less crunchy here works really well. There are male spoken vocals almost more as sound bites on this. The whole cut is a lot more effective than the opener was. Somehow the guitar soloing makes me think of Huw Lloyd Langton’s work in Hawkwind to a large degree.
Restless Wind
Starting with a mellower, intricate musical motif, there is a lot of folk in the mix here. This cut is not as proggy as the previous numbers were. It has more of a folk rock (with even some country in the mix) sound to it. It’s a solid number, though. It’s quite effective. The rocking guitar solo is noteworthy. When it starts rocking out more it’s along the lines of electric folk rock.
Same Song
While there is a lot of folk rock in the mix here, too, this works more into the prog end of the spectrum. When it soars out to the more powerful stuff, that prog aspect is clearer yet. Again the guitar solo is so strong.
I Got Mine
There is a real punky vibe to this stomper. It feels a lot like Blondie to me. The mid-track section still has that same element, but it does get a bit more prog-like. This is screaming hot and topical.
Speed of a Bullet
The basis of this is hard rocking, but there are these crazed prog sections built into it. I suppose that I’d consider the song proper to be sort of an AOR prog sound. The breaks are so cool. They remind me a bit of Frank Zappa. The second part of this is more based on that crazed section, but it drops to more melodic stuff at the end.
Not Lost
Coming in mellower and more folk music based, this works out gradually. It gets a bit more rocking and prog based as it does so.
Hold On
A faster paced rocker, this also makes me think of Blondie. It is definitely not the proggiest thing here, but there are some hints of prog in the mix at times.
Beautiful Day
I dig this tasty rocker. It has a lot of folk music in the mix along with some prog and other rocking elements. The closing section is really powerful.
I Got the Light
A fairly fast paced, but melodic, jam opens this. Horns come across as the song is moved into decidedly progressive rock (albeit jazz based) territory. The guitar soloing really dances all over the place in some killer patterns. I love the fact that there are still guitar fills underway during some of the vocal sections. The horn section gets control of a breakout movement, too. This might be my favorite piece here. It’s just so cool.
Manifest Destiny
A fast paced tune, this one has the progressive rock tendencies wrapped all around it. It’s another highlight of the disc. There is a short excursion into space rock mid track.
9 Lines – In the 21st Century
A hard edged tune, this slower than the previous cut. To some degree this cut makes me think of Nico and the Velvet Underground. A male vocal later in the piece brings hints of hip hop, but the piece is clearly hard rock based. There are definitely leanings toward space rock and psychedelia. This is another standout. Given the intensity of it, it’s a great choice for closing shot.

 

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

 

Belgium Review: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

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The bay of San Francisco, California is the daily habitat of the American singer and songwriter Anna Karney who has been recording records for 20 years and is performing under the name ‘Karney’. Four full-CDs and two EP’s later we arrive at another new release in the form of the twelve-track album “No Mercy”.

This album produced by Anna Karney herself is actually a collection of new songs and re-recorded versions of previously released songs. That choice came mainly because those older songs through the years through live performances had a completely different structure and dynamics that they wanted to incorporate in these new refreshed versions.

‘Karney’ is rocking like an early teen punk on the album title track and opening track “No Mercy”, just like the second song “Wild Green”. The contrast between the heavy guitar rock of some tracks like “I Got Mine”, “Speed Of A Bullet” or “I Got The Light” and the much quieter rock ballads like “Restless Wind”, “Not Lost”, “Beautiful Day” ( see video) and “Nine Lines (In The 21st Century)” is striking, but makes listening to this album very pleasant and varying.

Anna Karney herself has been influenced for her musical work by artists such as Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell and male fellow singer-songwriters such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. In the studio recording of this album, Anna Karney could count on the instrumental support of some of the great names in the San Francisco music scene, such as guitarists Michael Doyle and James DePrato, bassists Kimon Manolius and Kevin White, drummer Jeff Herrera, trumpet player Bill Ortiz and saxophonist Paul Hanson.

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

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