619 Lake Ave. 3rd Flr Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Karen’s music bloomed when she was 10 years old when she first started recording. Fast forward a few years. Karen started an almost all-girl punk group! ‘The Bleeding Knees’, who performed all over the New Jersey shore and opened for Punk legend Johnny Thunders.
She performed solo for several years, winning numerous local awards, played bass in a punk band called The Summer Nationals (featuring members of New Jersey’s Whirling Dervishes) and then fronted a three-piece alternative garage pop band called Mansfield Electric. Through the years, with spec deals and contracts with indie labels, Mansfield recorded numerous not-yet-released albums and demos.
In November 2014, she released her self-titled six song e.p. on her own label, Willow Bella Music. In Feb 2018 she released her first full-length album, ‘Thistle and Boon’ again on Willow Bella, entering Billboard’s Heat-seekers Chart for the Mid Atlantic at number 6 the following week. The first single from the album, “There Was a Girl” was named one of the top 10 songs of New Jersey for 2017 by the Asbury Park Press. We love working with Karen at BOAB and love watching ouR musicians grow and go through all different chapters of their lives.