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Karen Dezelle with a new single. Memoir calls in from SXSW.

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Singer-songwriter Karen Dezelle combines honest narratives with soft, soothing vocals, creating vulnerability with wide appeal.  Karen has lived all over the world and it shows in her deft blending of beats and melodies. Inspired by artists such as Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Karen', emotionally-complex lyrics are offset by a minimalist song structure and  innocent vocals in a moving sound, both calming and exciting. Sshe has a new singel out and we will play it and lern where it came from. 2:05 pm ET

Los Angeles based indie-soul band Memoir fuses elements of rock, blues and jazz for a genre-defying sound that is equal parts vintage soul and contemporary pop. The band was formed was formed in 2013 by spouses Zed Kelley (guitar) and Dena Deadly (vocals),who joined with Garner to write hit singles for Cee-Lo Green, Will-I-Am and Jonas Brothers, among others. Their music has been featured in television shows and films like Failure to Launch, “The Lying Game” and the theme song for “Vanderpump Rules”. In spring 2013, the trio released their debut self-titled EP, "Memoir. ” Fire In Me, the band’s first full-length album, releases spring 2014. They call in from SXSW at 2:30 pm ET.. Program note: since the band will be on cellpones and standing on a corner outside their next gig, there will be distortion and background sounds, but the conversation is great.