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Hi everyone and welcome to my music page. My name is Karen “Jinks” Smith and I’m a singer/songwriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I spent most of the entire decade of the 90's singing backups for local bay area bands, both live and in the studio. While this was just a "hobby", it kept me very busy outside of the 9 to 5 and it was the aspect of my life in which I most identified myself with. I felt at home in the music community. For various personal reasons, I had to take a temporary hiatus from music, which ended up becoming an 8 year absence. I found that music would never leave my heart though and I always missed being a part of it. Recently I began to try my hand at songwriting again and getting back into my first love, singing. I decided to record a couple of my ideas so that I could share them with my friends and family. The outpouring of support I have received in response has encouraged me to get back into singing and songwriting more seriously. If you haven’t already, check out my songs "Is This a Dream" and “Holding On”. I collaborated with my old friend (and well known bay area drummer) Joel Griffin on “Holding On” and we are so pleased with how it came out. Since then, I've also had the honor of recording 3 new songs written and produced by Vancouver based songwriter and recording artist Murray Yates of Forty Foot Echo. I've posted the first two "Yours Forever" and “Comin on Strong”. One more is coming in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned...
I hope to put out music more frequently in the future as well as photos and possibly some live, acoustic video treats! Thanks for your support and interest.
Peace & Love, Jinks