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BACK STAGE ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY LINDA DOHSE

A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO BE WRITING MUSIC

NASHVILLE-BASED

MUSICIAN

AND

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

COVID SHUTDOWN.

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

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second song ‘Blind’ really speaks to the pandemic

davidkarns.com

and chaos of this past year, and you’ll hear a lot of

You can follow David on Twitter, Facebook,

what we all went through together in 2020.

Apple Music, and Instagram.

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