Based out of the LA Area. I am a Contemporary Instrumental pianist/composer. I have been told that my music sounds like Billy Joel meeting David Lanz. I compose uplifting, epic PianoScapes for the Spirit. From my friend and producer Will Ackerman - "Kori's music has evolved in its own complexity and richness over the years, but the strength of her artist voice is powerful and singular to unify all of her work as purely her own."
A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman
Portraits by Jason Wallis Photography
fire in the rainstorm
Fire in the Rainstorm - is a collection of my personal stories told by solo piano soundscapes. In April of 2014, I went again to Imaginary Road Studios to work with my friend and producer Will Ackerman and a VERY talented engineer Tom Eaton. These two men are an amazing combination of knowledge, dedication to music production and BOTH are extremely talented. With the help of Crowd Funding and some super amazing family, friends and fans - this album was possible.
This is my first solo piano album! The album is nominated for a ZMR Award for Best Piano Album - Solo for 2015. Did you know that whenever you purchase "Fire in the Rainstorm" you are helping my friends at Hearing Health Foundation. I donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sales!
To listen and purchase yours today - click on the album art!
This page is for un-released tracks that I have recorded in the past.
"It Was A Day Like No Other" was recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California. It is the precursor to the solo piano version: "A Day Like No Other" on my album Fire in the Rainstorm. This was engineered by Corin Nelsen. This was in my music vault waiting to be released! I finally took the track to Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios. He mixed and mastered the track.
My good friend Lawrence Blatt plays guitar on this version. It is absolutely gorgeous.
When you purchase my music, you continue your journey with me. I can continue to record, release, and market my music! You can purchase here:
Kori's Digital EPK
Press, booking agents, promoters - feel free to download any or all content. Questions? Feel free to message me via my contact page. Please note, I am a member of the Western Arts Alliance and I am also a voting NARAS/GRAMMY® member.
High Res Photos
Kori Linae Carothers
February 13, 2017
On Saturday March 18th, I will be a featured performing in Salt Lake City along with Michele McLaughlin! For tickets and for more information visit here:
Below is a past performance. If you want me to perform in your city... email us here: korilinc @ gmail dot com. More performance dates coming soon! - Kori Feb. 2017
SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2017. To purchase your tickets click on the poster! See you there!
You can purchase my entire discography as downloads, physical albums or both! We ship worldwide. I also offer digital singles. To explore - click on the album you wish to listen to, then purchase the one(s) you like! Its that easy. Your purchases support marketing, promotion, tours, merch (forthcoming), and MOST important NEW albums, and much more!
If you don't wish to purchase today.. you can become a Peace in Music Sponsor! When you become a Peace in Music Sponsor, you can pick a special token of my appreciation. It can range from a Skype call, in studio visit with lunch. Gift cards, Google hang outs with me.
- I would listen to Kori Linae Carothers' album just on the title alone...Fire in the Rainstorm... delightfully ambiguous...intriguing. It is impossible... or is it?... ( click for the full review) RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter
By stripping away her keyboards and baring her soul through the piano's ivories, Kori Linae Carothers' music has reached a new level of immediacy and intimacy...(click for the full review) Bill Binkelman - Wind and Wire
- Fire in the Rainstorm is an eloquent artistic statement from a highly regarded pianist/composer whose music resounds with heart and soul...(click for the full review) Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus
Fire in the Rainstorm is Kori Linae Carothers' second project with Will Ackerman producing, and her first solo piano album. With one of the more dramatic album covers of the year, the music is both eloquent and beautiful...(Click for full review) Kathy Parsons - Mainly Piano
- There is much love in the music of Kori Linae Carothers. Fire in the Rainstorm is a voice of a dear and close friend's heart, which is waiting for you... ( click for full review) Serge Kozlovsky
Fire in the Rainstorm was a perfect vehicle for Kori's first solo piano effort and we as listeners reap the rewards of this wonderful effort every time that we put it on for another listen... ( click for the full review) Michael Foster, editor Ambient Visions
- "Kori has created a beautiful pallet of music that express her true passion for her craft. Her music takes the listener on a magical journey. Would highly recommend this album as well as her other creations. Well done Kori!" - Kristine
When I play Kori Linae Carothers' new album Fire in the Rainstorm, it feels as though a soft warm blanket was gently placed over you as you lie there listening Kori talk. Roosevelt Roy Jr.
I live with hearing loss in my left ear. We found out when I was 5 that I had over 90% hearing loss. I basically have no hearing in my left ear. I was told when I was younger that I would never make it as a musician.. and yet I stand proudly and grateful that I have music in my life. Never tell me I cannot do anything, because baby - I will and prove to the world I can and will conquer!
Throughout my life I have talked with many people that have hearing loss. I was not sure if there were organizations out there that were working to find a cure for hearing loss as well as promote hearing health, until now. One day I decided to research the internet to find such a group and found Hearing Health Foundation. I was so impressed with their mission statement: Hearing Health Foundation's mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. I am proud to say that a percentage of "Fire in the Rainstorm's" sales go to Hearing Health Foundation to help with their mission by preventing and curing hearing loss with their fine research!
I was recently diagnosed in having Spasmodic Dysphonia - which is a vocal disorder. Each day is different from the next. I really took for granted being able to speak. Since I was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia, I've gone through various stages in my psyche. I was angry at first, then I was extremely depressed, and finally accepted that I yes, I have this. I am so grateful for the medical technology nowadays so that I can receive treatment.
Oh? What IS it? From the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Website: It is a neurological condition that involves "spasms" of the vocal cords causing interruptions in speech and affecting the voice quality. SD can cause the voice to break up or cause a strained or strangled quality.
The bottom line is, I won't allow this to take away my happiness. I deal with it on a daily basis. Is there a cure? No. Is there treatment? Yes!! I receive botox injections into my vocal cords to give me the ability to speak without the spasms. Even though this is annoying, I will stay the course and do my best at what I do, and that is composing, recording music and releasing music.
PEACE IN MUSIC
For more info on Spasmodic Dysphonia - Click here: NSDA - National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
April 13, 2017 - UPDATE April 19th, 2017
THE GATHERING III - RELEASED on CDBABY.COM
Hey there, Kori here! So excited to tell you that my track "Meadow" is on a new Gathering album, soon to be released! These compilation albums are comparable to the Windham Hill Samplers released by Windham Hill Records. Of course Will Ackerman is still producing! I am proud to be listed along with 18 outstanding artists on this amazing album. Links to purchase the album will be live soon! Yay!
Click on this link to listen to the music and purchase yours today! THE GATHERING III
February 13, 2017 -
I will be in Salt Lake City Utah - Saturday March 18th as a featured guest artist with Michele McLaughlin at her Valley View Concert Series!! To buy tix and information click here:
Valley View Concert Featuring Kori Linae Carothers and Michele McLaughlin
February 2017 -
I am working on new music. At my concert in January I unveiled a song that I wrote for my daughter Jane. Fortunately for us, SOKA University took video of the performances, so as soon as I get that video you KNOW its going here! Also, I went to NYC to participate in a research program for Spasmodic Dysphonia. I was their "guinea pig"! I did have a GREAT time in spite of the scary MRI. VERY noisy!
Here is a photo from my home studio! Getting ready to shoot a session!
November 2016 -
What does it take to get myself performance ready - a tiny peek of what it takes!
October 2016 -
I went to Vermont for vacation on my own. Why? Answers my friends.. answers...
September 12, 2016 -
I was asked to contribute my piano talents on my close friend Lawrence Blatt's latest album: "Longitudes and Latitudes". It is a gorgeous guitar driven album. He has many guest artists appearing. You can listen here:
Kuutana and I also have been working on a new track entitled "RED". Its VERY different from what I normally write and I absolutely enjoyed working with him. To purchase and listen click: RED
I am working with acclaimed electronic musician Kuutana. He releases excellent music collaborations with many other artists. Summer of 2016 my music will be featured on the lastest Sequential Dreams album: Legends.
Drop me a line or two...
Please visit my friends at Hearing Health Foundation and find out how you can help promote hearing health!
I have met, performed and worked with amazing talented musicians and engineers in the past and present. Here are my favs! :