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The Embassy Sessions

by Karla Anderson

- achingly beautiful and as emotionally honest as a recording can be.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Enough Love
5:05 $0.99
2. Gone Gone Gone
3:46 $0.99
3. Out From Under
3:11 $0.99
4. Like A River
4:51 $0.99
5. Shinin'
4:52 $0.99
6. Cathedral
3:55 $0.99
7. Delivered
3:58 $0.99
8. What Else Can I Do?
3:55 $0.99
9. Keepin' On
3:29 $0.99
10. Tryin' Times
4:25 $0.99
11. Ain't For Sale
4:32 $0.99
12. Walkin' Alone
3:53 $0.99
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In 2005, Karla Anderson hit the world stage when her song “What Else Can I Do?” was given a prime spot on the National Television show “Joan of Arcadia”. Emails poured in from all over the globe, looking for the artist who wrote and performed the song. Thus, her debut recording,“ The Embassy Sessions” was released in the summer of 2005. Backed by a stellar band including veteran Nashville drummer, Kenny Malone (Nancy Griffith, John Prine, Tim O’Brien), guitar player Keith Glass (Prairie Oyster, Lynn Miles) and renowned bass player, Mike Lent (k.d. lang, Jann Arden), the disc was recorded over a three day period in a strange and beautiful old mansion called the Red Motel Embassy in Calgary, AB. It’s “live” off the floor, recorded with no monitors and no headphones - just four players, playing to the room and to each other. The results were achingly beautiful and as emotionally honest as a recording can be. It hit the top of the charts wherever it was played, including WUMB Boston, and CKUA Radio in Edmonton. The record earned her the Best New/Emerging Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Dec of 2005 and a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Awards “Outstanding Roots Recording” October 22, 2006.
Her sophomore recording “Brand New Day” was released in November 2009, to equally rave reviews. One listen to Brand New Day and there is no debate about whether she's got the goods. Deciding to make a record that was a little more band-like than The Embassy Sessions, Karla drew on the talents of guitarists Gary Koliger and Tim Leacock, Mike Lent on bass and Lyle Molzan on drums, and recorded 10 originals, as well as Jeffrey Foucault's I Dream an Old Lover and the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant standard, Bye Bye Love, which was a major hit for the Everly Brothers in 1957. Anderson took Bye Bye Love and put the brakes on the tempo, cradled the lyrics, and turned the song into an emotional tour de force.
Karla’s live performance exudes a genuinely passionate delivery, and holds a powerful connection with her audience. The room goes silent as she moves from story to song. She is truly a gifted performer who leaves audiences wanting more.
Karla has played a multitude of Festivals, Folk Clubs, and theatre gigs throughout her carreer. She has shared stages with Ruthie Foster, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, James Keelaghan and Oscar Lopez, Martyn Joseph, Harry Manx, Kieren Kane and Kevin Welch, David Francey, Gordie Sampson and Darrel Scott. She was part of the all-star line-up featured at the 2008 International Leonard Cohen Festival that included Darrell Scott, Serena Ryder, Jann Arden and more. She has been featured on CBC Television several times as well. Karla Anderson lives just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.



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Rick Drost

Norah Jones meets Rosie Thomas. Karla loves singing. Everybody wins.
"What Else Can I do", heard on my car radio, got me right home to buy this album, and it delights more the more I play it. The intimacy of the performances, the dialed down, relaxed accompaniment keep pulling me back. You can hear an artist (and backup band) dripping with musical talent discovering how much they love making music together. Brava; keep making this sound, and thanks.


I bought 4 for Christmas gifts!
The songs are great and her voice is completely magical. I want to support Karla since I grew up in Spruce Grove, AB. The CD was good, a little raw perhaps, in my opinion. I seem to like perfect radio versions, and this is not. Good tunes!

Susan Vaughn

There is no way to describe the beautiful music that singer Karla Anderson is able to project in her new CD Embassy Sessions. Her voice, her words, will touch your soul and give you reason to reflect and enjoy the music. She is truly the very best artist in her musical venue. When I play my iTunes and one of her songs comes on, I immediately turn it up, kick back, and listen. A hit! A must have CD for anybody's taste and collection!


the embassy sessions
karla is an old soul....loved her voice, her energy, her songwriting style. and her back-up band ain't half bad too! recommended her to my friends on facebook. i look forward to her next recording.

John Vander Velde

Simlpy Stunning! Great lyrics and a band with amazing acoutics and synergy. A beautiful recording.


joan of arc
a masterpiece amid all the jewels of your music. The world is ready for you...Don't worry, you can have it all.

Pete and Jo

Better than silver or gold, this is a platinum effort!
What an incredible musical experience. The Embassy Sessions brought us the greatest listening experience we've had in a long time. Keep singing Karla!

Marilynn Bell

beautiful song
I am a Palliative Care nurse and was at a seminar today where the keynote speaker, a doctor played this song for us. It touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I could so relate to the lyrics of the song as when a patient is dying its really all that I can do for them. It really hit home. Thanks.

Marcos Lewis

i have a crush on Karla!

i wonder if she likes ceramic artist!

Great song writer!


Playing it over and over
Absolutely amazing! I heard this artist's song "What else can I do" on a CBC special "Alberta Bound" and immediately googled her name to learn more. Since receiving her cd yesterday, I have listened to it non-stop - the lyrics are soul-bearing, the musicians are so seemless yet their playing seems effortless. You feel like you are in the room with them and the pleasure they feel in their playing is tangible. I am so glad I bought this cd and I'm telling all my friends about this incredible artist.