Whether cutting to the heart with her emotion-driven original songs or belting out cover tunes, Karen Grenier's penetrating voice, rhythmic acoustic style and intense emotional energy combine to capture her audience's attention. An excellent performer and songwriter, Karen was voted the 2009 Boston Pride Idol winner, performing on the main stage at the 2009 Boston Pride Festival. Karen was named a semifinalist in the 2006 Peacedriven Songwriting Contest and won a songwriting award from Nashville's Music City Search in 2002. In addition, several of her songs have been featured on the Dawson's Creek DVD. Karen has spent the past ten years as a seasonal performer in the Cape Cod vacation destination of Provincetown, MA. She makes her living both as a guidance counselor and a professional musician. "You've got to reach for your dreams...it's an attitude I've always tried to inspire in my students...now I'm living mine!" Karen has performed at clubs, festivals, coffee houses, restaurants and colleges throughout New England and the Northeast. "It's all about being genuine in your life and connecting with people... "If I can do that, I've achieved success."