Karlie was born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland where she wrote her first song and taught herself to play guitar on her father’s old six-string. Her roots are influential in her songwriting as she paints pictures of her hometown and highlights the nuances of everyday life. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions, and Americana-influenced lyrics will silence any room.

In May 2017, Karlie was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams for Berklee College of Music’s Commencement Concert. She had the opportunity to sing for an arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself. She graduated the following day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance. 

Karlie currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with plans to release her debut EP in 2019. You can catch Karlie performing weekly throughout the Nashville and Franklin areas.

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