20 No. 1 CDs and 76 Top 10 Releases in 2021/2022/2023!

Helping You Achieve Success

with her Holistic Approach
to Marketing / Branding

Promoting your CD’s & Careers

Acoustic Radio Promotion

Kari has ushered countless artist recordings into the Top of the Folk Radio Charts

Karan Casey

No. 1 CD – March 2023

The Accidentals

No. 1 CD, Artist & Song – March 2022

Peggy Seeger

No. 1 CD April 2021

The Benefits of Working with Kari

  • Improve efficiency of actions and streamline your time
  • Navigate stumbling blocks and obstacles with personalized shortcuts through them
  • Prioritize choices and options to eliminate confusion and feeling overwhelmed
  • Identify untapped resources for financial gain, construct effective crowdfunding campaigns and receive abundance guidance
  • Maximize opportunities and leverage your results for an increased bottom line
  • Diminish the isolation and indecision of “self-employment”
  • Strategically integrate other sources of information learned from seminars, conferences, web courses, books, etc. into your own personal plan
  • Optimize the success of your next CD from conceptualization to radio promotion

Career Highlights and Notable Achievements


Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA): 2001 – 2016
Nashville Sings Woody (month long events/Ryman concert): 2003
Americana Conference (Co-Chair of Inaugural Conference): 2001
Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (29 Years): 1992 – 2021
Black Sheep Concerts & Publications, Inc.: 1980 – 1986
The Black Sheep Review Folk Magazine: 1982 – 1985


Acoustic Concerts – 3rd & Lindsley: 2001/2002
The Radio Cafe Coffeehouse – Nashville: 2001
Fest de Ville Downtown Festival – Nashville: 2001
Caffe Milano – Nashville: 1998
Summer Lights Downtown Festival – Nashville: 1997
Black Sheep Concerts – Harvard/Symphony Hall/Berklee: 1980 – 1986

Festival Management

MerleFest – Consultant, Asst. Festival Director: 1992 – 1996
Newport Folk Festival – Asst. Festival Director: 1986
Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Asst. to Dir: 1977 – 1982

Tour Management

Steeleye Span: 2009 & 2014
Janis Ian: 2008
3 Mustaphas 3 (& Manager): 1988 – 1990
Tony Rice (& Manager/Agent): 1981 – 1985
Suzanne Vega: 1985

International Delegate

TradFest & Opening Night Panelist, Dublin, Ireland – 2019
Showcase Scotland 2017 & 2019
Acadian Music, NB, Canada (2009 & 2011)

Awards & More

East Nashville Citizen of the Year 2018 – Nomination
Who’s Who “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award”- 2017
How to Be Your Own Booking Agent – Editor: 1997
Pickin’ For Merle Video and PBS Series – Assoc. Producer: 1992
Music Journalist – Frets, Acoustic Musician, Sing Out!

What Kari’s Clients Are Saying About Her

“From promoter to publisher to publicist to tour manager to conference coordinator to strategic thinker, Kari has the long memory and the long vision. She’s assisted in connecting me and my music to the public and helped me focus my whirlwind of projects and ideas. There is really no one like her in our world.”


“Kari has better intuition than anyone I’ve ever worked with in the music industry. She has the innate ability to cut to the chase and get to the core of things in a sincere and extremely helpful way. I wish I’d found her sooner.”

Rod Abernethy

“Kari Estrin is a brilliant radio promoter who did such an incredible job with our music. We’re happy to have the #1 song on Folk Radio for the year thanks to her hard work. If you’re looking for someone who carries equal parts warmth and professionalism in her work and relationships with wild success, look no further.” 

The Accidentals

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