Singer-songwriter, Karlie Bartholomew, grew up just outside the city of Baltimore. There she first taught herself to play guitar and began writing songs in the comfort of her childhood room. Since then, her music has developed undertones of pop, folk, country and R&B which are layered into her catchy acoustic tunes. Karlie has appeared at several major venues in and around the Maryland area, including Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage, DC9 and the 9:30 Club.
Karlie plans to release her first full-band EP titled "Isn't That What Adults Do?" in Fall 2017. Each song was written during her time living in Boston and tells the stories of her coming of age through relationships and leaving home for the first time.
"She is soulfully soft, yet powerful in delivering her message."
"With hard work comes success, and it is clear that this young artist is putting in her dues now in order to further herself as much as possible for the future."
Henry Pazaryna - Surf Rhythm
"I was able to see Karlie perform in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She went onstage with just herself and her acoustic guitar. But her performance clearly evinced that was all she needed. Her voice was the epitome of cool and soulful."
Shelby Newsome - Tote Magazine
"Her songs are well-thought-out and have a message."
Phil Turner - Maryland Gazette