Award-winning Singer, Songwriter
Inspirational Speaker & Actor
NEW CD RELEASES WORLD-WIDE
"Everything Must Change" ~ A Nina Simone Tribute
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Karla continues to redefine the boundaries as an independent music artist being featured with two stations on Pandora Radio. You can also hear her music on many independent movie soundtracks and the playlists of radio stations world-wide.
"Everything Must Change" is a soulful Jazz tribute to the great Nina Simone encapsulating the striking vocal power and beauty of the Kansas City-based singer.
The nostalgic mood of this CD is the perfect fit for Karla as an artist who reached back decades for her inspiration. Karla assembled the collection of songs once recorded by Nina Simone to radiate a message that to change the world we all must become the change. The old Gospel tunes are weaved into an utterly modern blend of expressive Jazz music while Karla sings in her unique, low-toned vocals.
"Everything Must Change" tells a story opening with a direct message to the listener. The final track plays out as if someone yanked the curtains up in a dark room. It's truly staggering how taking this project as a whole, the vintage-made-new songs address the same desires of peace and hope today that Nina Simone sang of so many years ago.
"The Bauer voice is a low, I guess it would be called a contralto, and her delivery is convincing; her conviction is strong. Her articulation is true, and when she bends the "pity" in "Isn't it a Pity," you feel it, and then she builds a fabulous climax as well-twice-and then backs off for the close. This is a strong tribute to that particularly inspirational side of Nina Simone. The CD sets a nice mood, and when it gets into the second half of the program with the series of ballads I was fully engaged, and then they rock it out on "Chilly Winds Don't Blow," a super closer for Everything Must Change." Roger Atkinson, Jazz Ambassador Magazine
Karla wrote the songs for her all-original Christmas CD titled, "Hope is Alive " ranking #1 on the ReverbNation charts since its' release in 2010. Traditionally it's difficult for indie music artists to get into major retail stores like Barnes & Noble and Hastings Entertainment. But the retail giants welcomed her music and invited her to perform during the holiday season to help promote her Christmas CD during the “Hope is Alive” tour.
"I wrote the songs on this album to tell the story of the miracles that happened during this amazing time in history. The songs will leave you merry and bright as you are led through an incredible Christmas journey!"
Karla is affiliated with many teen and women organizations making special appearances as an inspirational speaker and singer. She also works as a volunteer and mentor. Many times you will see her post events on her social media sites to raise funds and ask for donations for the girls' homes and women shelters. The passion she expresses as a vocalist and songwriter are equal to her desire to bring her music and her message of hope to the world.