Kari Lyn has spent her whole life surrounded by music and storytelling. Growing up on the East Coast in the small town of North Rustico, the budding songstress has always felt a career in music was inevitable. From her “PEI-Renowned Storyteller” grandpa, Tommy Gallant, to childhood music staples like Back to Black by Amy Winehouse and Johnny Cash’s Greatest hits playing throughout the house, she was surrounded by melodies and tales told through lyrics. 

Prior to launching a music career, this cottage core rockstar spent 5 years traveling the world, just her and a backpack, to countries like Australia, Columbia, and Thailand. Experiencing a wide variety of cultures and languages contributed immensely to her growth, confidence, and independence. While most people take notes or pictures of the places they’ve been, Kari Lyn wrote songs. Most of these songs ended up forming her debut album, Hit the Ground (July 2020).

Since the album’s release, Kari Lyn has been promoting the record everywhere she can (through a global pandemic!) on programs like CBC Radio and the Tiny Island Concert Series. To top it all off, the album was nominated for Top Rock Album at the 2020 PEI Music Awards.