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Biography

Karen Brooks is best known as a country music singer and songwriter  who wrote a series of singles recorded by Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash,  Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, Russell Smith, David Allen Coe, Crystal Gayle and Exile. 


She won a Grammy for her contribution to the soundtrack for the Sesame Street movie, Follow That Bird, and sang a duet with Johnny Cash, titled, I Will Dance With You. She went on to record, Faking Love,  with T. G. Sheppard, which was a number-1 hit for three weeks on the Billboard country chart in February 1983. She also had a number of Top 40 Hits as a recording artist on Warner Bros. Records.


Brooks is an unconventional story teller who has led an extraordinary life.  In this body of work, much like her songwriting, Karen displays her innate ability to craft a narrative. Through these works she has developed a cast of characters and brought them to life in a series of vignettes, each one unique and embedded with its own history. In this, her first formal gallery exhibition, she presents a variety of mediums: painting, drawing, and digital media. Her approach is immediate and intuitive, pulling out stories that present themselves through the  process of layering her images. 


A recurring subject in her work is the sad clown, which  could be interpreted as an amalgamation of her experiences as an entertainer and her work on the pro-rodeo circuit. Brooks says her  “fascination with Clowns is an ongoing thing… what do they feel when they are not making people laugh.”

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Music

  

AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny : While That's Another Story is credited to both Karen Brooks and Randy Sharp,  it is not a collection of duets; only two of the tracks are shared  collaborations, while the rest are solo efforts split between the two  singers. Brooks' "Baby I'm the One" offers what is in all likelihood the first female rap ever to appear on a country record. 



Current Exhibitions

April 16-30, 2019

A Beautiful Mess: Performance Event

10AM - 8PM

Hosted by Unrequited Leisure

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April 16-30, 2019

A Beautiful Mess: Performance Event

 Unrequited Leisure is pleased to present the art of Karen Brooks! It will be on display at the Unrequited Leisure gallery! Visit the gallery website for more information and to join our mailing list.
www.unrequitedleisure.com

625-A 7th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203
Parking: Street parking is available on 7th Ave. S. and Middleton Street. NOTE: Spaces in front of the building and inside the adjacent fenced lot are reserved for building tenants.  

10AM - 8PM

Hosted by Unrequited Leisure

4/26/2019

Karen Brooks Performance

7pm - 10pm

Nashville

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4/26/2019

Karen Brooks Performance

 On Friday, April 26th Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist Karen Brooks will be performing a set of new songs related to her paintings featured in our April exhibition, A Beautiful Mess. This show will also include selected works by Nashville-based sculptors Chris Simpson, and Jim DeVault. 

7pm - 10pm

Nashville

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Karen Brooks

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

ckarenpic1@gmail.com

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9AM ~ 5PM

Saturday: 10AM ~ 3PM

Sunday: 12PM ~ 2PM