New Album Release Jan 2024!
Karen Fowlie is a singer songwriter with deep musical roots in her community. She's been presenting shows for over twenty years and regularly releases new songs. Influenced by musical greats (Joni Mitchell, Chantal Kreviatzuk, Sarah McLachlan, Emmy Lou Harris, Jann Arden, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Carrie Underwood and more) Fowlie writes songs people can easily relate to.
Karen is happy to be giving live concerts again in the Vancouver, BC region. She is honoured to play music with Terri Breeze (bass), Mal Temple (drums) and Owen Thomas (electric guitar).
In recent history, Karen released 5 singles of which 4 were her own compositions (“Home”, “Home” (Instrumental), “Cherry Blossoms”, “Slipstream”) and one cover song in Mandarin (“The Moon Represents My Heart”). She performed the Chinese song on a Fairchild TV broadcast and then later appeared on Eileen Fong’s TV talk show to discuss how music can bring communities of people together. Fowlie’s performance of “The Moon Represents My Heart” has obtained over 33,000 views on YouTube.
“Home”, “Cherry Blossoms” and “Slipstream” have received notable community success. “Home” (Instrumental) was used in a community project showing the changes of Horseshoe Bay in the last 100 years.
Karen's new project, "A Tribute to Canadian Women in Song” (live album) is expected to be released later this year.
Other achievements include: an acknowledgement by BC's Attorney General for her songwriting. music featured on "The Province Playlist" and Music in a BC Trade Mission to Japan. Karen has also appeared on stages ranging from Mountainfest and Brand Live's Centennial Stage to an opening act for Trooper and Joani Bye. Before the pandemic, Karen won the West Vancouver Arts and Culture Award for her role in the community.
Leave your sorrow / bring your laughter / this is your happy ever after…
- Lyrics from “Slipstream”
"It makes me happy to define vague emotions using sounds and words.”