Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys Release New Single "Beautiful Scars" To Radio November 1, 2021 

Trespass Music is pleased to release Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys new single "Beautiful Scars" to worldwide radio on November 1, 2021. The new single is the final of 4 singles released in advance of the upcoming album "Ghost Hotel" due out February 1 2022. 

Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys - Beautiful Scars - 3:43 [single] ISRC CA 91H 2000057 
Release Date - November 1, 2021 MAPL - SOCAN 

Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys 
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ABOUT BEAUTIFUL SCARS 

"These lines tell a story..." Over time, life leaves its marks. It's nothing to hide but something to celebrate. Karen Morand and award winning blues artist, Suzie Vinnick do just that in Beautiful Scars reflecting on a life lived and the beauty in the broken. Vinnick adds her unmistakably rich voice to the track. 

MUSICIANS 

Karen Morand - lead vocals, acoustic  
Aaron Verhulst - electric guitar 
Brett Humber - additional electric guitar  
Benny Santoro - drums 

Special guests: 
Max Marshall - bass 
Suzie Vinnick - backup vocals 

Written by Karen Morand and Suzie Vinnick 
Produced by Karen Morand 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brett Humber at Sound Foundry Studios, Kingsville, Ontario. 

LYRICS -3:43 ISRC CA 91H 2000057 SOCAN 

Beautiful Scars 

Things are tough – you are tougher 
The storm is rough – you’re made for rougher 
Courage my love – you won’t suffer much longer 
It’s always darkest before it’s brighter 
The night is strong but you are mightier 
It’s time to wake up that prize fighter - Rise up, rise up! 
These lines tell a story of who you are 

You’ll bend but not break - you’ll heal with scars 
Your beautiful scars 
Beautiful scars 

They tried to break you - you got stronger 
You can endure – but how much longer? 
Deep inside there’s a hunger – a fire that will not burn out! 
You are outnumbered but not alone 
You are fearless to the bone 
On the Solid Rock you build your home - no one can tear you down 

Beautiful Scars 
Things are tough – you are tougher 
The storm is rough – you’re made for rougher 
Courage my love – you won’t suffer much longer 
It’s always darkest before it’s brighter 
The night is strong but you are mightier 
It’s time to wake up that prize fighter - Rise up, rise up! 
These lines tell a story of who you are 
You’ll bend but not break - you’ll heal with scars 
Your beautiful scars 

Beautiful scars 
They tried to break you - you got stronger 
You can endure – but how much longer? 
Deep inside there’s a hunger – a fire that will not burn out! 
You are outnumbered but not alone 
You are fearless to the bone 
On the Solid Rock you build your home - no one can tear you down 

These lines tell a story of who you are 
You’ll bend but not break - you’ll heal with scars 
Your beautiful scars 
Beautiful scars 

I still believe 
Roll up my sleeves 
The battles on 
I’ve just begun to embrace my beautiful scars 

ABOUT KAREN MORAND & THE BOSCO BOYS 

Karen Morand -singer, songwriter, soulful. 

Armed with original songs and feisty, powerhouse vocals, Karen Morand delivers a soul-stirring show:  lively, alt- folk with well-worn blues and gritty gospel on the side. 

Karen radiates with energy in live performances both solo and when accompanied by her acoustic trio The Bosco Boys (Benny Santoro on cajon/drums and Aaron Verhulst on guitar, pedal steel and mandolin). A graduate from the University of Windsor’s music therapy program, Karen enjoys experimenting as a multi-instrumentalist - guitar, ukulele, accordion and the banjo. As a recipient of the 2016 Canada South Songwriting Contest, Karen’s songs celebrate the joys and broken parts of real life. 

In concert, Karen performs original songs spanning her four album releases, alongside folk classics and new favourites from her songwriter friends. She appears live both as a versatile soloist and accompanied by the Bosco boys.  Since her first studio release, 'Carry On' in 2012, followed by 'I Think I'll Lose My Mind Today' in 2014, and Junkyard Heart in 2016, Karen has maintained an intense schedule of performances throughout Canada. Karen has brought her music to eclectic backdrops including inner-city churches, stages tucked deep into the Ontario forest, classrooms, living rooms, and concert halls. 

Her first solo and most recent release, “Every Flash of Light” (2018) is an EP including co-writes with Nashville songwriters Steve Hindalong (the Choir), Kelly Kessler and Linda McRae (Spirit of the West). Other collaborations include her recent pairing with internationally renowned bluesman, Manitoba Hal Brolund as bluesy gospel Americana duo, “Even the Bird Was Free.” 

Highlights of Karen's musical adventures feature showcases at the Songwriters' Symposium and SWERFA, both in Austin, Texas, sold-out performances at The Bank Theatre in Leamington, appearances at the Winterfolk, Blue Skies, and Kingsville Folk Festivals, and joining the Windsor Symphony Orchestra to perform her original song as part of the Six String Nation project. 

PRESS 

"Karen Morand is absolutely brilliant. I've just heard her new single "Never Enough" live for the first time and am completely blown away." Jan Hall ~ Folk Roots Radio 

"Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys: Having heard the new single,  I'm looking forward to the new album "Ghost Hotel." This one track, just one single, wow it's "Never Enough." Jim Welsh, host Music Routes - Radio Summerhall, UK 

"[Never Enough] It’s a beautiful and poignant song for the times. Karen’s haunting vocals are deeply expressive. She’s sounding better than ever." 
Anne-Marie Brugger, Host/Producer, Hop The Fence CHUO.FM & Co-Host Canadian Spaces CKCU 

"Now on @am800cklw - local music from Karen Morand and the Bosco Boys. You can FEEL the emotion when she sings. Soooo good! Goosebumps! New album Ghost Hotel coming soon." Dan MacDonald Hear + Now on AM800 

"Oh my.....please send more songs....!!!!! Never heard of Karen Morand before, but love what I am hearing." Hootenanny Cafe - Jon Stein, Warwick NY 

"Never Enough is the kind of modern folk track that will really grab ahold of listeners and, in the words of Morand herself, “[break] their heart a little and [put] it back together“. This is high-level songwriting executed with clear musicianship that allows each piece of this track to come together to form a true musical masterpiece. Karen Morand & the Bosco Boys are creating the kind of folk-rock music that this genre could use a whole lot more of – meaningful, genuine, and from the heart at every measure." The Ark of Music Full Review CLICK HERE 

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“I met Karen Morand at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals in 2010 where I was a mentor. She was just beginning her career as a singer/songwriter and I was immediately impressed by her warmth and straightforward attitude. She has made great strides since then and has just released her second recording of her own material. Her songwriting belies the amount of time she’s actually been writing and I believe she is on her way to becoming an artist who will be a force on the Canadian music scene.” 

Linda McRae, platinum award winning musician 

"Never Enough" is a great title for Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys' first song to be released from their upcoming album. "Never Enough", musically and lyrically penetrates your soul as you listen to this song!! I can never get enough of Karen's music. This is Karen's best work yet and I can't wait to hear what is in store for us with their new album "Ghost Hotel." 

“Songwriter Karen Morand casts power to stir the storm in your soul and part the dark clouds hovering over your heart.  Karen drives the engine through songs that clang, grind and chug with bold defiance, shaken faith and cryptic warnings; breathing steam around embraces of the wounded and outcast.”  Songstress and CJAM radio host Allison Brown 

“Karen Morand – My God, you can sing!!” Les Palango, station manager (“The Hawk”) 

"Karen Morand is something of a standout in the crowded field of solo singer-songwriters. Her performances and recordings both display a careful attention to craft as well as a broad range of influences. Karen’s material demonstrates her comfort with a variety of styles and genres and her ability to create appealing melodies and lyrics." 
Danny Sullivan, Artistic Director, Blue Skies Music Festival 

"Windsor based singer-songwriter Karen Morand writes wonderful warm earthy songs that speak to your heart and leave you begging to spend time in her company. Equally comfortable as a solo artist with a guitar or playing with her wonderful band "Bosco", her performances are definitely not to be missed." Jan Hall, host of Folk Roots Radio 

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