We had the good fortune of connecting with Cara Keyser and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cara, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I grew up writing music and performing, but I became a professional singer by accident. One night I played an open mic after a long hiatus, and the bartender pulled me aside after my set. He said I was good enough to play a solo show on a weekend night. That was the first step on my journey as a gigging musician.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am very excited about my art and my upcoming album “Sonic Empath” that will be released very soon! It took a lot of networking to get where I am today. It wasn’t always easy to perform in front of people, not because I have stage fright, but mainly because it drains my energy very quickly. So I have learned to relax on stage. I have learned that teamwork and collaboration makes music more colorful and fun. I want the world to know that my music is a creative expression of both the blessings and curses that I have faced. I like to tell purposeful stories through my lyrical compositions.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Broadway Roxy, Ophelia’s and Cervantes are my favorite music venues in Denver. I would also check out the museums.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First of all my dad is my biggest fan. Since performing professionally, he has rarely missed a single show. We call him “Roadie Dad.” I want to shout out KGNU radio in Boulder, Colorado also for letting me record my first EP “The Runaways” (Cara Elizabeth) at their studio. I want to also dedicate this space for people who are struggling with mental illness. If you are reading this – this is your sign to not give up ♡ Lastly, my piano teacher from my youth deserves a shout out and so does my booking agent – Bob Wiz and Dalton Vaughn, thank you for letting me creatively express myself and for always supporting me.
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