Being named after the iconic Carly Simon, one can assume Karli Webster has been heavily influenced by music her entire life. From achieving 8 state-level piano competitions, winning countless songwriting competitions and gaining a spot on NBC's Emmy-winning television show ‘The Voice,’ she proves to have unparalleled talent and a driving passion of music.
Born and raised in Southern California, her musical style is deeply influenced by the 1960s-1970s Laurel Canyon music scene, as well as female singer/songwriters of the 1970s, including Carly Simon, Stevie Nicks, and Melanie Safka. With these influences, Karli embodies a classic, re-invented pop sound that wins the heart of any listener.
On NBC's ‘The Voice,’ Karli's rendition of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," turned chairs within seconds. After winning the hearts of Adam Levine and chosen coach Miley Cyrus, she proceeded to win her ‘battle round.’ She 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.
After writing her first song at age 5, titled "Courage," Karli has not stopped creating music. She utilizes her life experiences and the stories of those around her to create timeless music, proving herself a true artist and story-teller.
Photo by Christopher Ramirez, 2018