Meet Karyn Denham…Mother, Teacher, and Dynamite Blues Singer
by Laurie Mirkin
I’m so glad I got to speak to Karyn on the phone today. She will be part of the event on March 26th at Primo, when Ladies Sing the Blues wows us again by giving their time to raise money for scholarships for women in need. Karyn Is like a breath of fresh air. She is serious about whatever she does, whether it be parenting, teaching, or singing in her band. She recently started the band Karyn and the Uprights. It was a dream of hers forever, and now that her kids are 16 and 14, she can leave them for a few hours and live out her dream on stage.
Karyn has an interesting background. Years before, she was a degreed scientist who worked in a hospital. It was a job she loved, but as a single parent Karyn felt a strong responsibility to be closer to home and to her children. It was fortunate that she picked up a position as a teacher, which she also loves, but the money makes it difficult to make ends meet. Now that she has her band, finances are a bit better.