"In February, Grand Rapids singer and songwriter Karisa Wilson did something
few have ever accomplished—“Hooray!! I’m officially a two-time
Jammie winner!” she posted on karisawilson.com shortly after the announcement.
Did we expect anything less? After all, her debut album Little Girl, released in
2007, stole hearts with the debut party beyond successful. “I was blown away
when the event was sold out,” Wilson said. “They had to lock the doors.”
In 2008, she would be named Best New Artist and receive the Jammies’ coveted
Album of the Year Award.
A classically trained violinst, Wilson writes and performs a blend of indie pop,
jazz and blues, and lucky for Grand Rapids, performs quite a bit around West Michigan
(and beyond). For more on the artist or her upcoming performances, visit www.karisawilson.com" — Joanne
N. Bailey-Boorsma, On the Town Magazine
Mosaic Music Festival returns this Labor Day weekend, bringing a celebration of
hard work and Lansing’s diverse culture to Adado Riverside Park. “Folk
and Americana musicians come together with multi-cultural performers to share with
us their unique talents, which is really what makes this region so great,”
When it comes to a favorite performer, Pugh says it’s impossible to name just
“I’m really looking forward to Sumkali,” Pugh said.
He also can’t wait to hear Karisa Wilson, a Grand Rapids-based jazz, blues
and folk singer-songwriter.
“It’s not every day you get to see a live performance from someone who
shared the stage with Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Reynolds and Talib Kweli,” he
said, regarding Wilson’s appearance." — Anne Erickson, Lansing State Journal
is a must-see at this year's Market...
If you are unfamiliar with this regional celebrity, she is a singer, songwriter,
violinist, guitarist, collaborator, wife, a Taurus and an award-winning artist.
Her hometown is Grand Rapids. She speaks Spanish and German. She teaches private
lessons in voice, guitar and violin four days a week. Her music is bluesy, soulful
" — Jessica Hacker, The Rapidian