“You can come back and play anytime you want!”
— Detroit Hard Rock Cafe
“Kari Holmes performs a free concert in Downtown Saline Thursday evening.
Holmes, a country, rock and pop singer/songwriter inspired by artists like Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, takes the Summer Music Series stage at 7 p.m. on South Ann Arbor Street.
A performer since she was four years old, Holmes has written over 50 songs so far.
"Writing songs is a way to express my love, heartbreaks, joys, concerns, excitement, doubt, friendship, etc.," Holmes writes in her biography found at Reverbnation.com. "Basically, it's a way to express how I react to what life gives me...good and bad! Through them, I hope to touch the hearts of everyone."
Holmes and her band have played all over Michigan and have made the trip to Nashville, too.
If there severe weather, the show could be moved to Liberty School.
Artists from the Two Twelve Arts Center will be at the concert to provide materials for children who wish to make street art.”
“Kari is very energetic singer songwriter. It would not be fair to try to pin her sound down. Her lyrics reflect life experiences
well beyond her years. A pleasure to work with.”
— Michael "Miko" Steinberg from Now More than Ever Productions
“Kari did a Great job singing backup vocals for our M.I.C. "Out 2 Rock" album. "Who do you love" was played on many
Radio stations all over Europe…Thanks Kari!”
— Yvon Serre of the rock band M.I.C.
“Kari has that rare mix of great storytelling, incredible vocal ability and live performance chops that easily sets her apart from her peers. Her songs are based on her experiences and are immediately identifiable as truth in life’s journey for all of us. You will immediately be both warmed and awakened by her ability to convey those emotions we all identify with in her music. Get a copy of her songs. Even more so, make it a point to see a live performance when her tour comes to your town. You will definitely be treated to not just something special but to something new.”
— Kerry Adams from Adams Audio Works, producer and arranger
“Whenever you want to open for us again, just ask!”
— Phill Vilenski, from Wayland
“Kari has the voice of an angel! It is always a pleasure to have the chance to hear her perform and listen to the beautiful notes that flow effortlessly from her. The Modern Day Drifters consider it a great honor to have Kari perform with us when she can!”
— William Shadrick from the Modern Day Drifters
“Some singers leave an impression on you. Kari did just that. Her sweet-voiced lyrics pull you right into the emotion of her
songs. A true hardworking talent waiting to be discovered.”
— Scott York from Orchard Radio
"Appearing with Half Whacked will be guest vocalist, Kari Holmes of Canton. According to Zakarian, she auditioned for American Idol in Chicago. "She has a terrific voice and we really think she'll be going on to do something on her own..."
“Kari picked a mic at age 4 and never stopped singing. She has written over 50 songs and is hoping to be discovered someday, allowing her to fill her dream of heading to Nashville, to share her love of singing to the world.”
“Kari has donated her time and talents to the Relay For Life of Canton over the past two years. She is a crowd favorite and is the perfect addition to our Relay. We appreciate her support of our event and look forward to having her play at many Relays to come.”
— Sarah Cousineau, 2011 Event Chair
“Kari has been performing with us for over four years. We don’t want to give her up when she makes it big. Her vocal
ability always has the audience in awe. She’s a rare diamond who shines on stage.”
— Tom Zakarian from Half Whacked
“Glad I had Kari perform on my single, “Joy to the Lord.” She’s a pleasure to work with and has a beautiful voice. Very
— Peter Achauer
“An amazing voice to have featured on my project, and Kari really showed her versatility by stepping into the hip-hop genre on this collaboration.”
— Kevin Gianotti