Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist
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I am a Mom and an Improvising Violinist in a few genres. I enjoy laughing.What an amazing life we've had so far!
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At 12:17am on September 16, 2010, Will Calhoun said…
Hey Karen, it's been a while,-your page is great, and your music Fantastic. I Hope your well...Im performing in LA with my acoustic/Electric/Ambient trio on Saturday Oct. 9th at the Metropole in downtown L.A. I will send proper details soon.....if your around please drop by, and offcourse if you want to sit in, ¥our always welcome. Otherwise come and hang out. Blessings-Will
At 9:23pm on April 7, 2010, Mike Johnson said…
Your music is a Gift to the world and the creative heart! I feel every stroke, beat, rythm, heartfelt part...a perfect blend of traditional, progressive and Karen Bridges!!! Check me out when time permits...can't stop listening! Your music player sounds superb!
At 1:57pm on April 1, 2010, Franklin Lewis said…
Hi Karen, I ordered your new CD and I love it. Thanks for your beautiful work! I was wondering if you have any plans to re-release your album "Karen". I would love to add it to my collection!
At 6:05am on March 28, 2010, Bruce C said…

BRAVO....BRAVISSIMO!!!!!! Karen your work continues to fill fill my heart and soul whenever I hear it.....congratulations on the new CD too...will make sure I get add one to my library of treasured listening....thank you for sharing your artistry here at TJN...your artistry always makes this"old' artist spirit soar.....I now get to NYC several timesa year and will check to see if you are playing in the NY area when I get down...here are some Hibiscis for thee....my very best to you .....always b
At 4:41am on February 28, 2010, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for supporting the music player, when you get a chance load in your music, if you need help let me know, I'd be happy to assist.

You are the best!
At 12:38pm on January 29, 2010, Jaijai Jackson said…
Your wonderful fan letter is on the front page! Thank you for all you do, you gotta know we love you here in the network Karen and believe in your excellence and are here to lift you as high as you can fly! I commend you for your perseverance and on top of it, raising a beautiful and soulful child. From one mama to another...BRAVO!!

My best of heart,
At 1:39pm on January 4, 2010, De Osz said…
Hi Karen Thank you for your responds.I loved Soulchestral Groove and your rendition of "Amazing Grace" was soul moving .
I saw some of the Hopeville Tour with Yolanda Adams on youtube it was good also. I believe anything you do will be loved by your fans. And if you have been thinking about a inspirational hymns project maybe it's time. There are a lot of people of faith that love instructional music.May be you shed put this to your fans, you can never tell . Some things have to be prayed about.
By the way I saw you perform with Yanni at the Acropolis on ETV mine years ago and resently I saw the Tajmahal concert but the one I like the must is the Montreux 1999 - Vertu with Stanley Clarke .Powerful!!!!!

Thank you and God bless
Pastor Dan Osborne
At 1:51pm on January 1, 2010, De Osz said…
Hi Karen I know that you love gospel music. do you have plans to do something in a gospel format. I would love to see you do more in this area.

Min D Osborne
At 11:39am on January 1, 2010, Karen Y. Windom-Gatling said…
Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for accepting my add request. I've been a huge fan of yours since I first saw you perform with Yanni at the Acropolis. I wish you an AWESOME 2010!


At 10:45am on January 1, 2010, Mike Monteiro said…
Karen I look forward to your schedule with hopes that you will be somewhere I can get to sometime this year, I would love to witness and appreciate you in person. Thanks for your quick response and be well.
At 9:54am on January 1, 2010, De Osz said…
Hi Karen happy new year. I love your music and thank you for all you do.
At 11:16am on December 31, 2009, Mike Monteiro said…
Karen where can I find your appearance schedule, I'd truly love to see you live?
At 11:06am on December 31, 2009, Mike Monteiro said…
Karen, I just love, love, love your music and I can only hope that I get to see you perform live one day. Stay Blessed and I want to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for the wonderful music that you provide to the world, it is truly moving and I love it so. Peace and much love to you.

At 12:49pm on December 22, 2009, Emmitt Thrower said…
Check your FACEBOOK Link it links to someone else NOT YOU on your website... GREAT STUFF!!! Since Yanni...
At 1:26pm on November 19, 2009, Gary Smejkal said…

You are a phenomenal player and I have followed you since Yanni days...

At 9:30pm on November 15, 2009, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist added a gift to their profile…
This in memory of my Mom
At 3:44pm on October 22, 2009, Gary Fuston said…
What a beautiful art and sound you express! Hats off to you Karen, I just featured a violinist a week ago on my radio show by the name of Noel Webb, it would be a treat and a pleasure to feature you as well to bring the wonderful instrument the violin to the forefront. Great job yo do!

Gary Fuston
At 7:22am on October 19, 2009, Franklin Lewis said…
When is your new CD coming out? I cannot wait to get a copy. By the way, your performance with Yanni, Live at the Acropolis was stunning! I'm wasn't really a Yanni fan, but I enjoyed that program. Thanks for the positive rays of sunshine you deliver through your music!

At 4:48am on October 19, 2009, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist said…
After performing with Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancelor and the Escovedo family Sunday, I feel refreshed and inspired.
At 12:37pm on October 18, 2009, Clarence Lindsey said…
Great Sound

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