CBS Series "Scorpion" ft. "Better By Morning"

DirecTV Series "You Me Her" ft. "I Know How To Love"


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
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
It’s as if Bonnie Raitt, Sia and Jnais Joplin had a baby.
— Elea Carey, Pulse Music Television, San Francisco


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, Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Tractor Tavern, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door, Columbia City Theatre, Suncadia Resort, The Point Casino (Hansville, WA), Admiral Theatre (Bremerton, WA), Lentil Fest (Pullman, WA), Americana Fest (Seattle, 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, and wineries up and down the west coast and many more.


BB King, Al Green, Buddy Guy, Whitney Monge, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Fame Riot, Steve Miller Band, Howie Day, Bret Michaels, Cody Beebe & the Crooks, and more.


Song "Can't Get Away" Trailer by Digital Vendetta Productions for new album Sojourner, released November 3, 2018 "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. Her songs have been placed on television shows including CBS Scorpion and DirecTV’s You Me Her. In 2010, she opened for the late B.B. King at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, alongside Al Green and Buddy Guy, and Steve Miller Band in 2015. On November 3rd, 2018, she released her first full length record SOJOURNER in Seattle, Washington.


Kara Hesse // Vocals, Keys, Guitar

Skyler Mehal // Guitar

Kevin Blackwood // Drums, Percussion

Bennet Pullen // Bass

Kevin Stiles // Pedal Steel

Dan Walker // Organ, Keys


By Raincity Collective // Admiral Theatre // Bremerton, WA

By Raincity Collective // Admiral Theatre // Bremerton, WA

By Nikki Baron // Freemont Abbey // Seattle, WA

By Nikki Baron // Freemont Abbey // Seattle, WA

"SOJOURNER" Album Release 11.3.18 // Admiral Theatre
"SOJOURNER" Album Release 11.3.18 // Admiral Theatre

By Mocha Charlie // The Triple Door // Seattle, WA

"SOJOURNER" Album Release 11.03.18 // Admiral Theatre