Karla Davis / Taylor Loren
September 22, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina. Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar just over six years ago.
Karla took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN. In January 2010 Karla was named the national winner of the Colgate Country Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music. After starting her own independent record label and recording her first two albums, Karla found herself on Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012 where she made it to the top 16 on Team Adam. Following her success on The Voice, Karla began working with industry veterans Gordon Kennedy and Jeff Balding with whom she released her single “I Can’t Sleep Tonight” in February of 2015. Karla is currently writing and in the studio working on her upcoming EP with Mapletop Entertainment set to be released in the spring/summer of 2016.
Newcomer Taylor Loren has already gotten the nod from Nashville Songwriters’ Association International receiving the accolade “One to Watch.” She’s working hard at honing her songwriting craft and was recently invited to the Play for Publishers three day workshop at the Bluebird Cafe. “It’s an honor to be included with such talented up and coming songwriters,” she says. Loren first and foremost aspires to be a successful songwriter. However, she enjoys performing and playing whether it be acoustically or with her band.
She’s been playing guitar and singing since the age of ten when she got her first guitar for Christmas. She grew up on a healthy dose of Patsy Cline, Dixie Chicks and Johnny Cash. Loren loves playing the oldies and is excited by country music’s return to a more traditional sound. She’s inspired by Chris Stapleton, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters and Maren Morris. “It’s refreshing to see country music going back to its roots,” says Loren.
Currently, Loren is working on a full album. She’s looking forward to creating a raw, traditional sound that reflects her vulnerability as an artist. “I’m constantly growing and evolving as an artist, and right now I’m just enjoying the journey.” And given what she has accomplished so far, it’s going to be exciting to see where that journey leads Loren.