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

Below are just a few of the artists Kari ushered into the top of the charts in 2017!

No. 1 CD, No. 1 Song, No. 1
Nominated for FAI CD of the year

No. 2 CD/No. 3 Song
Nominated for FAI Song of the Year

No. 7 CD/No. 11 Song
FAI Artist of the Year

Kari has dedicated her life to promoting and serving the folk/acoustic and roots community. Kari has worked with great effectiveness over these four and a half decades in supporting performing artists, while creating both events and forming organizations that foster this genre. Her experience is broad with great depth, and Kari also broke some glass ceilings along the way!

Highlights of Notable Achievements

Founder: Black Sheep Concerts & Publications, Inc.; Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA); Chris Austin Songwriting Contest; Americana Conference (Co-Chair of Inaugural Conference) … Festival Management: Newport Folk Festival; MerleFest … Tour Management: Tony Rice; 3 Mustaphas 3; Suzanne Vega; Janis Ian; …


“Kari helped me to focus my writing, to look at my personal and musical history and figure out what has been holding me back. Kari’s wealth of knowledge about the music business and her honest enthusiasm gives me the courage to take my writing, performing and recording to a new level.”

Brooksie Wells


“Kari Estrin is as good as they get: perceptive, strategic, creative and fun to work with… Kari brings a sense of possibility, excitement, fresh energy and momentum to all she does…an invaluable resource…”

Si Kahn


“Sharp, insightful and a consummate professional, Kari works hard and goes deep. My manager 35 years ago, I still use things I learned from her today. Kari promoted my last two CDs to the No. 1 spot. I recommend working with Kari to any serious musician.” 

Geoff Bartley


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