Meet and Have a Mini Concert with Karen Elson (Virtual or In Person)
Estimated Value: $4,000
Before making a name for herself as a singer/songwriter, Karen Elson was already established as a supermodel who worked with the world’s leading fashion photographers and designers. However, music was her first love while growing up in Oldham, England. Raised in a musical family, she listened to Mazzy Star, Nick Cave, and PJ Harvey while learning how to play guitar and writing songs in secret. Elson’s career took off at age 16, when she was discovered by a talent scout while shopping. Along with modeling for the likes of Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Gucci and appearing on the covers of magazines including Vogue, W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Lula, Foam Magazine and Nylon, Elson won the title of Model of the Year at the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards and the British Fashion Award for Best Model in 2005.
In 2006, she duetted with Cat Power‘s Chan Marshall on a cover of Serge Gainsbourg‘s “I Love You (Me Either)” for the tribute album Monsieur Gainsbourg: Revisited. She continued writing songs in secret, eventually letting White hear them and produce her debut album. 2010’s collection of swampy murder ballads, The Ghost Who Walks, also featured White on drums and Jackson Smith on guitar. For the next few years, Elson balanced motherhood, modeling, music, and her duties as an ambassador for Save the Children. She made appearances on the Buddy Holly tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly, and the Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me, and also contributed covers of Lou Reed‘s “Vicious” and Jackson C. Frank‘s “Milk and Honey” to 2011 and 2012’s Record Store Days. In addition, Elson appeared on Ren Harvieu‘s 2012 single “The Train Song” and contributed a cover of Lyle Lovett‘s “If I Had a Boat” to the Still Alice soundtrack in 2014. She also performed a string of live dates with Neko Case in 2013 and sang “Ashes to Ashes” with Michael Stipe at the David Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Elson returned with her second album, the more personal-sounding Double Roses, in 2017. Recorded in Los Angeles, it featured production by Jonathan Wilson, as well as collaborations with the Black Keys‘ Pat Carney, Father John Misty, Wilco‘s Pat Sansone, Benmont Tench, Laura Marling, and Dhani Harrison.
Have a 3 song mini concert & meet and greet with Karen Elson virtually on Zoom or in person in Nashville, Tennessee!
Terms and Conditions
- Approximate duration: 45 minutes
- Meet and greet will last 30 minutes
- Experience will take place when artist’s schedule permits
- If virtually, experience will take place on Zoom
- If in person, experience will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, when it is safe to do so
- Winner will receive a signed copy of her book
- Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned
- Experience cannot be transferred
- Experience is final sale
- If you have any questions about this lot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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