"Rootsy grooves with a dusty twang"
After 18 months of touring Australia in a caravan with her music/life partner Adam Nyeholt, playing music wherever the road took them, singer-songwriter Karin Page finally arrived at her new home of Byron Bay in 2016. By then, her charming blend of rootsy Americana had already begun making waves around Australia – emanating from her hometown of Perth – earning Karin a slew of awards and loyal fans in every town she visited.
Karin's nomadic lifestyle has deeply affected her music, which now bears all the character of the endless Australian road. Needless to say, this has made Karin very popular with country, blues and roots fans. Karin took out Female Artist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year at the 2017 WA Country Music Awards; she was nominated for a WAM Song Of The Year Award in the Blues And Roots category; she has been nominated for New Artist Of The Year at the 2017 CMC Awards; and she was crowned the 2016 Toyota Star Maker. It seems the harder Karin works, the more her accomplishments are met with recognition.
Not surprisingly, Karin's successes are all due to her music. From the stage, the captivating beauty of her songs shines brightest. The authenticity and intelligence of her lyrics and melodies lends itself to any number of arrangements. She has performed her songs with full bands, acoustic ensembles, in duets and by herself – on festival stages, in outback pubs, city bars and many of Australian music's best loved venues. Although still in the first decade of her career, she has become a world class live performer, with the road miles of a veteran.
Karin's voice is beautifully rich and powerful, yet gentle and delicate when it needs to be. The sheer amount of touring under her belt shows in the ease with which she delivers her bittersweet melodies – gliding from one note to the other with effortless vigour.
Karin Page is one of the most talked-about new voices in Australia, and she has beaten her own path. Her drive, ambition and musical talent have won the hearts of fans and critics far and wide, and she seems destined to fulfil her abundant potential. Refreshing and honest, Karin's music can be intimate and emotional, but at the end of the day still a hell of a lot of fun to get up and dance to... and that is the power of a truly gifted songwriter.