Kari Tribble started to write poetry at a young age, which created the trend of expression she longed to keep a part of her. After years of writing poetry, she gravitated toward other outlets for expression which resulted in the urge to create music. What began the journey of music was a childhood memory as a Jingle Dress Dancer on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. She never forgot how the drums and voices of the Pow Wow singers would put her body in a trance. It was through that experience that she knew the power of music was a transcendental, Universal language amongst all living beings. At the age of 18, she purchased her first acoustic guitar and started writing songs immediately. Since then, Kari has taught herself how to play the piano and Native American Flute; further evidence of her dedication to playing instruments. Never learning musical theory or notes in fear it would limit the kind of music she wanted to create, she decided to play music by ear. To this day, she lives true to this method.
At the age of 19, she moved to Los Angeles and recorded her first full-length acoustic album, titled Kari Tribble, with the help of music-industry friends Adam Fuller and Carli Barber. After completing the album, Kari moved back to the Midwest, landing in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2003. It was there that Kari learned more about the recording and production side of music and studied with friends who attended a music recording school (IPR Institute). Kari was often recording inside the walls of the school as a guest. Soon after her experiences at IPR, she purchased an M-Audio FireWire 410 and started recording her music through Ableton Live software. She is very fond of plug in’s and uses them to aide in the atmospheric sounds of her music.
Kari has collaborated with UK musicians such as Justin Ash (jash) and Lewis Broad-Ashman (luga). She has worked on projects for her sister-in-law, Artist Rachel Tribble, for gallery showings and has sung with local musicians in the twin city network. The song, “Tim’s List,” which she guest appeared on luga’s Sending Triangles album received two great reviews from EtherReal and EvilSponge.
Her latest album, Prism, was released in 2008 and it was finished and mastered at Winterland Studios. Prism is now available through online stores such as itunes, amazon, napster and emusic.
Kari is currently working on a few new songs for her next album which is estimated to be available by spring/summer of 2010.