Singer/songwriter Karli Webster’s break out moment happened during her Junior year at USC, when the Santa Clarita native was catapulted onto the national stage after being selected as a contestant for NBC’s THE VOICE. Karli’s rendition of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” turned chairs within seconds. After winning the heart of chosen coach Miley Cyrus, she proceeded to win her “battle round.” Karli reached #37 in the top iTunes music charts and #17 in the pop music charts with her and Addison Agen’s rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” After soaring on the iTunes charts for every single performance, Karli was named Miley Cyrus’s “comeback artist” of the season and placed in the show’s top 24. During this time she developed a loyal audience for her beautiful and unique voice that hearkens back to the 70’s.
Karli garnered the attention of singing icon Carly Simon who was so struck by her natural talent that she invited Karli out to visit her on the east coast. Fun fact: Karli was actually named after Carly Simon.
As a classically trained pianist from the age of 4 through 18, she found her true musical passion in singing and songwriting. In her early years Karli won 8 state level piano and numerous songwriting competitions. Karli is currently in the studio recording her brand new 5-song EP with two-time Grammy Award winning producer Dennis Herring (Ra Ra Riot, Modest Mouse). Watch for Karli’s upcoming tour in support of her debut EP release.
Photo by Christopher Ramirez, 2018