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Today’s All Indiana Artist is Damon Karl.

He realized in the fourth grade that he was meant to become a singer, and he did.

He was discovered by “Uncle Jamz” at a talent contest, and success has followed him ever since.

He has opened for Babyface, Morris Day and The Time, The Isley Brothers, SOS Band and Ashanti.

You can see him performing on Sunday, January 16 at, “Party for a King,” a concert and party honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and happening at the Vogue Theater in Broad Ripple.

Karl is opening for the group Midnight Star. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.

He also has an upcoming show in February called “LoveFest” also featuring Keith Sweat, Tank, SWV, 112 and Rude Boys. Click here for tickets.

Today Karl performed his song, “Colors of the World.”

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In her love for music she has sung in choirs in school and church, and today she sang for us at Indy Style giving everyone chills! Kelsi Marie, singer/song-writer and Damon Karl, singer/song-writer filled our studio with the beautiful sounds of music filled with positive messages. Take a listen.

It was a video of her singing Etta James “At Last” that caught the attention of music industry veteran Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson after she was recommended by Skypp.

Her debut single with MECAP Music was “I Just Can’t” which featured saxophone work from Indy’s own Bryan Thompson (called B. Thompson nowadays). She followed that up with the pop-tinged “Shine Your Light”.

Her third single was “Bringing the Truth”, which caught the attention of the Philadelphia market. Due to her deep feelings of racial equality for all people, she wrote the very thought evoking “Freedom,” which like all of her recordings was accompanied by a music video, albeit this one was very poignant with its powerful message.

She followed that up with her current single “Underestimated”.

A lover of R&B music, when not doing music she is a professional make-up artist. She is looking forward to performing in downtown Brownsburg, Indiana on July 1st at 7 p.m. for their Summer series of ROCK THE BLOCK concerts with label-mate Damon Karl.

She is also working on her next single slated for release in July as well.

Social Media:

Instagram: @KelsiMarieMusic 

Twitter: @KelsiMarieMusic

To keep up with Damon follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Singer and Acoustic Guitarist Damon Karl joins the Indy Style Podcast, alongside Veteran Grammy-Winning Manager Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson, to talk about their connection to Indy’s own legendary Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Learn more about Damon’s beginnings, hear his beautiful sound and perspective on life, and learn the #1 advice Manager Sid gives to aspiring musicians.

Damon Karl, singer and acoustic guitarist, filled our studio with the beautiful sounds of his music filled with positive messages.

You can see the Indianapolis native performing live and in-person at GodRoxx Volume Three. It’s being held at The Spotlight Event Center, Sunday, April 18th at 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. The address is, 5060 E. 62nd Street, Indianapolis.

Tickets are on sale at their website,

Here’s more about Damon:

It was in fourth grade that Damon decided he wanted to be a singer. At age 16 he received his first guitar as a birthday present.

Damon is an alum of Arsenal Technical High School. Has been playing guitar since the age of 16.

He was discovered at a talent show contest where the winner would get to open for singer Tank.

Veteran Grammy winning manager/songwriter/producer Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson discovered him at the talent contest where he was a judge and would later introduce Damon to his chief influence Indy’s own legendary Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. After that, Damon got to open a show for Babyface in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also opened for The Isley Brothers, SOS Band, Zapp and Morris Day & The Time.

Damon counts Indianapolis native son Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Tori Kelly as the two of his biggest musical inspirations.

He enjoys listening to: Babyface, Usher, Raheem DeVaughn, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Alicia Keys, India. Arie, Tori Kelly and John Mayer. Music with passion is his favorite style to listen to.

Born under the sign of Sagittarius on December 2nd,  Damon feels his purpose in life is to stand out and succeed.

His debut single “Colors Of The World” was co-written by him and his label-mate Nut Bush. The song has a great message for these times where it seems people are so divided by race, religion and politics.

Damon’s second single release was “Beautiful Girl”, and it was mostly written by Karl himself along with music producer Rob Hittz. There is a music video for the song.

His latest single, “Love Again,” recently hit #1 in the Atlanta market. The music video was filmed in Atlanta.

This summer he will be have a new single that is being produced by Rob Hittz in Phoenix, Arizona.

To keep up with Damon follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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