Karl Werne - "This Little Notebook" CD



Karl's most ambitious endeavor to date! An all original CD with award winning songs, including "Love & Fear" which won VEER Magazine's Music Video of the Year and both "Flow" and "Monkey Do" which helped Werne sweep all 3 categories in The Fishman Singer/Songwriter Competition.
The CD has an all-star cast from around the country including long time partner, saxophonist Eddie Williams, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Chris Gage (Jerry Jeff Walker), Dan Martier (TR3), John Toomey (ODU Jazz Professor), Elaine Dempsey (BiG WiDE GRiN) and many more. Release date: May 8th, 2015.



. . . Toomey says that Werne has "a lot of energy in his music and a very positive attitude toward the audience." Masters praises Werne's smart, creative approach to songwriting and recording.

"When I went to his house to record my bass parts, he knew specifically what he was looking for," Masters said. "That's a seasoned musician, and a very informed and good musician, who can do that. He knows what he likes, and he knows what he wants it to sound like."

Logan Vath, a young songwriter in Norfolk, describes Werne's presence this way: "Karl is one of the few people I've ever met whose energy and compassion is palpable when he walks into a room. I respect and look up to him tremendously as a songwriter, but much more importantly, a fellow human being. . . " 


Local songwriter opens up his 'Little Notebook'
- Mike Holtzclaw, Daily Press
(see complete article)

Out of the Box
CD of the Week
Karl Werne
This Little Notebook
- By Paul Shugrue
(see complete article)

. . . The cerebral, groove oriented instrumentation of Werne's twelve originals feature some of his favorite players including saxophonist Eddie Williams and the Dave Matthews Band's Tim Reynolds. Each song has a different lineup accompanying Werne making them stand out.

The songs are profound, thought provoking and in the end, hopeful. Especially on the new version of a song he released two years ago as a single.

He pays tribute to his father on the album's last song.

Karl Werne has had a long time to put "This Little Notebook" together and he has used his time well, stockpiling his most compelling songs and working with a cast of collaborators who bring out the best in him. . . " 



. . . Talk about a great 50th birthday: Karl Werne releases an outstanding collection of introspective songs and headlines at the American Theatre. You could say it is a coming of age of sorts. Like a fine red blend of French Bordeaux, Werne seems to get better with age.

"This Little Notebook" holds 12 well written acoustic-based songs featuring a full band of rotating friends who happen to be fabulous musicians.. . . " 


CD Review - KARL WERNE 'This Little Notebook'
- Jeff Maisey, VEER Magazine
(see complete article)


Watch the original Kickstarter video


Karl's CD Release & 50th Birthday Event


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700 Elizabeth River Cir
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