“SOJOURNER” Trailer by Digital Vendetta Productions, released November 3rd, 2018.


Kara’s music is like a warm breeze from Muscle Shoals in a contemporary framework that scratches a musical itch you didn’t realize you had. Kara’s newest release, “Sojourner” is a perfect title for music that is right here, right now and moves the listener to a new place. Don’t let this one slip by. It deserves your attention.
— George Nunes, MusicRow
It’s as if Bonnie Raitt, Sia, & Janis Joplin had a baby.
— Pulse Music Television, San Francisco

Native to the Wichita plains and raised in Boulder, CO, Kara's midwestern roots seep through her sultry voice and songwriting with an eclectic blend of soul and rock 'n roll. Her songs have been placed on television shows including CBS Scorpion and DirecTV’s You Me Her. She has opened for such acts as B.B. King, Al Green, Buddy Guy, Steve Miller Band and Howie Day. She has self-released two albums, Better By Morning (2014) & Sojourner (2018).

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Live at the Admiral


Welcome back to Friends Pick Friday! Today we have Kara Hesse in the shop, a wonderful singer/songwriter originally from Wichita, KS who grew up in Boulder, CO and now finds home here in WA! In addition to her music, she makes beautiful jewelry under the name Roadworn, and is just an incredible person to spend time around.



Well, I just got my first speeding ticket ever blaring your record for the first time. Consider that my official review.
— Anonymous fellow musician, Seattle


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Music meets fashion with handmade wearable art by Kara! Check it out!

Music meets fashion with handmade wearable art by Kara! Check it out!