Karla Davis is a 24 year old acoustic artist from Monroe, North Carolina. Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. This shy songwriter learned to let her voice set her free from the entrapments of shyness. “I didn’t start playing guitar until about two years ago when a friend of mine tried to teach me three chords – miserable failure! My fingers were blistered and I was more frustrated than anything else," says Karla. I finally decided to try playing along with a song on the radio . . . and somehow I could".
Though Karla learned to read music in church as a child, she plays guitar completely by ear. Traditionally, artists’ embrace their love for music tightly due to the lack of support by family and peers to understand their passion. This is not the case for Karla. Her family and peers are immensely supportive in every aspect of her quest. Her goal has been to put on solid performances in front of adoring and loyal fans anywhere in the world .
Karla has been inspired by such artists as Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone, Bobbi Gentry, Etta James, John Legend, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Jason Mraz. Some have likened her to international artist Colbie Caillat.
Karla is hoping to touch all who listen to her music. Through her soulful sound and her inspiring lyrics she hopes to better the lives of those who listen to her music. Karla would like to inspire others to live by her favorite quote by Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”