Kara Square

Kara Square

GENRE:  Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Chiptune/8-Bit, Folk, Rock, Electronica, Fusions

INSTRUMENTS:  Vocals, Ukulele, MIDI Keyboard, Harmonica, Banjolele, Acoustic Guitar, Xylophone, Melodica, Trombone

Kara Square is the founder of Thinkroot Records and a ukulele slinging, songwriting, and singing music maker.  She attended The Recording Workshop School of Audio & Music Production in 2004.

Kara released her first solo folk pop album, Love Songs for Everyone but Especially Uke, in March of 2013. She released an instrumental album called Ukulele Duels in 2015. She is constantly releasing new music for Thinkroot Records music catalog and actively creates custom music for clients. 

Kara Square loves collaborations. She has a Tex-Mex guitar and ukulele surfer pop rock album with Piero Peluche (Italian multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and producer) called Square Meter. She has produced music with Rich Ratvasky as Team Smile and Nod for over nine years (Look Both Ways Before You Die [2008], Mourning Time [2011], Dust from the Stars [single and upcoming album release]). Kara Square is an active member of the international Creative Commons remix website ccMixter.org.

In 2010, Kara Square began her solo efforts by recording comedic songs that didn’t fit the style of Team Smile and Nod. She made videos to accompany them and blogged about it as Mind Map That. One of the most popular videos now has over 49,000 views on YouTube. “Polydactyl Super Cat” has over 10,800 YouTube views. Her video, “Think About Poop,” won Water For People’s Support a Movement Video Competition in December of 2010.

Love Songs for Everyone but Especially UkeAs Kara recorded her comedy songs, she posted each track’s stems on ccMixter.org. Since joining ccMixter in June of 2010, her songs have been remixed over 850 times by a talented community of musicians. Based on her enthusiastic participation and her choice to embrace Creative Commons, she was invited to be an Admin on ccMixter in August of 2011. Her music has been released on many compilation albums including Free! Music! Sampler Freeloaded [2010], ccMixter’s Emergence [2011], Lawrence Lessig and ccMixter’s Strike the Root [2011], CMR Ohio’s Occupy Columbus [2011], ccMixter’s double albums The Best Time of the Year [2012] and Season of Gratitude [2013], and Free! Music! Sampler We Love Sharing [2014]. Her vocals are featured on acclaimed Turkish musician, Murat Ses’ album Light Cone [2012] (track 2, “Chiral of Past”). In 2015, Kara was featured in track by Murat Ses called "Endless Dance." It won Akademia and Global Music Awards (both in the USA) for Best Dance/Electronica Song and charted on Billboard Magazine in 2016.

“Kara is definitely ‘doing something right’ with Love Songs for Everyone. Kara’s voice is rich with emotion. Her songs speak straight to the heart. And her ukulele takes many styles and tones and has certainly expanded my adoration of the instrument. This album would be perfectly sandwiched between Dar Williams and k.d. lang.”Emily Richards, CEO of ArtisTech Media

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