In 2009, Karyn Oliver moved to a town called Boring with a broken heart and a cheap guitar. From there she created the album that made her both a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and a Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2011, as well as a 2010 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest winner.
In 2011, Oliver moved to a town called New York City, with a much-renewed heart and a much better guitar named “Roxann”. From there she created what is her best album to date, “Magdalene”.
"..tasteful production..a fine collection of songs.."
- John Platt, WFUV
“..Powerful songs shared by one of the most incredible voices on the acoustic music scene!”
- Ron Olesko, WFDU
“..Janis Joplin without the rasp or perhaps Lucinda Williams on steroids…Her voice has a swagger”
- Richard Cucarro - Acoustic Live
In 2011, Karyn became a board member of The NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance. She is currently part of a collaborative project with The YaYas and Carolann Solebello (No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow)
...and a touring tribute show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” Album.
The title track of the new album, "Magdalene" was a winner in the 2013 Mid Atlantic Song Contest.