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Femoir, Encore!

Karen Myatt has her grandmother to thank for her love of music. "I grew up in a musical home, and I have been singing for as long as I can remember,” shares the singer. “My grandmother, Madeline Joudrey - who is now 102 years old - played the piano daily and still plays entirely by ear. I was raised on the music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Rosemary Clooney to name but a few.” While she remains inspired by her family matriarch, Myatt found other influences after leaving her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I studied music in New York City, discovering the rich culture of jazz, blues, and Broadway. Today I find inspiration in all musical styles and art forms. Music has always been both a physical and spiritual experience for me, so I still sing for the same reasons that I did as a youngster. What changed was my yearning to share ideas that may reach someone in some small but important way.” Much of that desire evolved out

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