Genre-agnostic Seattle sing songwriter Karyn Michaelson has always found solace in music. From the second grader devouring Beatles cuts at the “rainy day listening station”, to a depressed teen who thanks Supertramp for guiding her through, to musical theater student on Broadway, music has been her eternal confidant. Returning to her Pacific Northwest home, Michaelson formed the acoustic duo Spiritwalk, wowing audiences at stages ranging from the Tractor Tavern – the spiritual home of Americana in Seattle – to the vaunted Northwest Folklife Festival.
Eloquently distilling a life full of experience into her eminently engaging songs - of which she has written nearly one hundred - Michaelson’s compositions capture universal truths of the everyday. Always heartfelt, and sometimes gut-wrenching, her music draws influence from the full breadth of the American songbook. Working away at her home studio (with occasional mix assistance from Matt Taylor from Echo Lake Studios), Michaelson has been patiently honing her craft. When she performs, she is often accompanied by the exceptional cellist Maria Scherer Wilson, who adds much depth, beauty, and healing to her songs.