Let me set the stage: First, there was no stage, just a PA in the corner of a bar. I walked into the "townie bar" in my home-town of Oswego, NY a few days before Christmas and heard my childhood being dismantled as a very drunk, or possibly developmentally delayed man, screeched the lyrics to "The Circle of Life" from the Lion King. I probably shouldn't be such an asshole because the guy seemed like a super great person who just loved music and that's what it's really all about; but, still, it was a bit rough, even for an open mic night. I waited through a half-dozen acts, each interesting in their own way. I heard a lot of cover songs, acoustic versions of 90's hip-hop, some absolutely terrible attempts at self expression, and a few really intriguing originals. Then, after two beers, I see a tall, well-dressed, beautiful young woman step up to the microphone with a borrowed acoustic guitar. This is who I came to see, Karyn Ann, an old high school friend who only clued me in to her talent well after high school ended. I remember that she used to have an ovation acoustic/electric but never really played out much, though maybe that was just because we were in different scenes and I just missed it. So, this unique individual, stunning in all respects, is introduced by the MC and begins to play a cover song. The bar, a cacophony of chit-chat, begins to reverberate under the undulations of her absolutely incredible voice. The song ends and I start fumbling with my phone to get the camera going so I can take a video for this post. Being awkward and terrible, I naturally click the wrong thing and take a picture of the floor with the flash on, which attracted the ire of everyone around me; but, I did manage to videotape a song off of her new album, Into The Depths, which you can find on Bandcamp or her website. Check out more from Karyn Ann!