Karen Morand and the Bosco Boys just released a brand new single called “Coffee” on Sept. 1, and it’s the third of four singles to be released in advance of their upcoming album, Ghost Hotel, due out January 2022.
“Coffee” came hot and fast while singer-songwriter Karen traveled through Hamilton, ON, the birthplace of Canada’s iconic coffee spot, Tim Horton’s.
With its back porch, bluegrass bounce and catchy tune, it’s sure to stick with you over your next morning’s cup of Joe. Karen is accompanied on “Coffee” by Aaron Verhulst, Benny Santoro, and special guest Max Marshall.
And, get this, Karen and the Boys are proud to have collaborated with boutique coffee roaster, 14th Coffee Co. to launch their “Bosco Blend” last month.
Armed with original songs and feisty, powerhouse vocals, Karen delivers lively, alt- folk with well-worn blues and gritty gospel on the side.
She radiates with energy in live performances both solo and when accompanied by the Bosco Boys (Benny Santoro on cajon/drums and Aaron Verhulst on guitar, pedal steel and mandolin).
She is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s music therapy program, and she enjoys experimenting as a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, ukulele, accordion and the banjo.
In concert, Karen performs original songs spanning her four album releases, alongside folk classics and new favourites from her songwriter friends.
Her first solo release, Every Flash of Light (2018), was an EP that included co-writes with Nashville songwriters Steve Hindalong (the Choir), Kelly Kessler and Linda McRae (Spirit of the West). Other collaborations include her recent pairing with internationally renowned bluesman Manitoba Hal Brolund as bluesy gospel Americana duo, Even the Bird Was Free.