Press Information

Kara’s Press Information

This is the place to access Kara’s press information, including her biographical sketch, information about music, and images. You’re also in the right place to access Kara’s stage plot and technical performance rider. Scroll to the bottom of the page. To contact Kara regarding interviews or to request additional information, visit the contact page here.

“Kara is a master performer! From virtuoso mountain dulcimer to songs from the heart, Kara ties it altogether with her warm and down to earth stage presence, winning over crowds of all ages.”

Helen Avakian, 2014 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion

Biographical Sketch

Kara Barnard has entertained audiences for over four decades — from coast to coast and internationally. She has released seven of her own albums, played countless studio sessions, appeared on many national television programs, and has been featured in well-known publications like Guitar Player magazine.

Kara Barnard holding her New Harmony Dulcimer

Kara Barnard

Images

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Click here (or click image) to access a larger image in a lightbox. Right click on the large lightbox image to download.

Music

Kara has released seven albums. There’s a NEW RELEASE coming in 2024. Learn more about her music here.

  • Cheshire Cat Moon (1991)
  • The Water’s Edge with Troy Seele (1997)
  • Home with Troy Seele (1999)
  • Fret Hoppin’ In Brown County (2001) 
  • Dishpan Brigade with Wishing Chair (2003)
  • Brown County Waltz (2004)
  • Flying Down King Street with Pam Barnard Hayes (2007) 

 

Kara produces the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival and created and manages Kara’s Silver Strings, a dulcimer learning program for seniors.

Video

More peformance videos are available on Kara’s Video page.

Background image of a row of hands, based on a drawing by Kara Barnard
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