BACK STAGE ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY LINDA DOHSE
A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO BE WRITING MUSIC
CREATIVE MASTERMIND DAVID KARNS
Q: YOU ARE ALSO A GIFTED PAINTER. PLEASE SHARE.
SHARES HIS STORY OF PERSEVERANCE,
David: Morgan had always wanted paintings
COURAGE, AND GRATITUDE DURING THE
of our pets, so I took a stab at it and they turned
out better than I had hoped. I now take custom orders and paint duplications of people’s pets
Q: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN COVID
in between my music and touring schedules.
HALTED YOUR CAREER? David: It was as catastrophic for me as it was for the rest of the world. As the bassist for Brandon
Q: HOW WILL YOU FEEL BEING BACK OUT ON THE ROAD?
Lay and one of his two tour managers, I had to
David: The phrase ‘You don’t know what
completely shift gears. One night, my incredible
you’ve got until it’s gone’ couldn’t hit any
wife Morgan and I were listening to some of my
closer to home. I’ve been very fortunate, along
previously recorded songs, which ultimately led to
with my hard work and stubbornness, to have
the release of my first two singles in 2020.
made it through. Morgan has been a tremendous inspiration and I count my lucky stars. I
Q: TELL US MORE. David: The first song ‘Is It Love’ puts a different spin on a breakup and focuses on the good that
think that anybody who sees me play a show in the future is going to feel pure gratitude beaming from me.
can come when you change your perspective. The
Franklin Lifestyle | March 2021
second song ‘Blind’ really speaks to the pandemic
and chaos of this past year, and you’ll hear a lot of
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what we all went through together in 2020.
Apple Music, and Instagram.