"It's as if Bonnie Raitt, Sia, & Janis Joplin had a baby." - Pulse Music TV, 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.  For the last few years, she's been traveling around the country, establishing herself in different markets, including Charleston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver.  In 2010, she opened for the late B.B. King at Red Rocks, alongside Al Green and Buddy Guy, with Denver-based classic rock band, the Groovehawgs.  In promotion of her debut EP, Better By Morning, she most recently opened for Steve Miller Band with her own 4-piece, Seattle-based band during the Road Home Tour.  She currently lives in Seattle, working on her sophomore record, set to release early 2018.


Kara Hesse // Vocals, Keys, Guitar

Kevin Blackwood // Drums, percussion

Skyler Mehal // Bass

Dan Tyack // Pedal Steel

6.7.15 The Triple Door // Seattle, WA // Photo by Mocha Charlie


Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison, CO), Taste of Colorado (Denver, CO), Denver County Fair, Winterpark Classic Rock Fest (Winterpark, CO), The Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO), Longmont Rocktoberfest, Buffalo Rose, RISE at the Isabella Stewert Gardner Museum (Boston, MA), Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door, Chateau St. Michelle, Neumos, Nectar Lounge, Columbia City Theatre, Suncadia Resort, The Point Casino (Hansville, WA), Lentil Fest (Pullman, WA), Chinook Fest (Naches, WA), The MIM Theatre (Scottsdale, AZ), Charleston Pourhouse (Charleston, SC), The Windjammer (Isle of Palms, SC), Awendaw Green Festival (Awendaw, SC), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA), The Five Spot, Hartman Arena (Wichita, KS), Wichita Riverfest, wineries up and down the west coast and many more.


BB King, Al Green, Buddy Guy (Blues Festival), Bret Michaels (Poison), Steve Miller Band, The Fame Riot, Ben Union, Groovehawgs, Michael Hornbuckle, Lionel Young Band, The Dead 27s, Cody Beebe & the Crooks, Bradford Loomis, Courtney Marie Andrews, Kate Lynn Logan, Phillip A. Peterson, Chebon Tiger Band, Daniel Kirkpatrick & the Bayonets, Whitney Monge, Daniel Blue (of Motopony), Kevin Miso, Abbot Kinney, and many more.