In 2013, she was invited to sing background vocals for, 80’s icon Bret Michaels, and has been singing and playing guitar for him intermittently through the years.
It was a couple of years into COVID, March 2021, when Kara notice swelling under her arm, and a few months later, found a lump in her breast. Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, she started chemotherapy that summer. Surgery and radiation would follow in the spring of 2022.
She has since been healing and working harder than ever, leading worship, writing songs, playing solos and duos with her husband Matt Davis in the local music scene and joining Bret Michaels, on guitar and vocals, for the remainder of his 2022 tour.
It has been important to her to find more and more ways to advocate for women’s health and for those, especially in low income areas to find adequate testing and health care.
Her song ‘Irene’ is a tribute to her grandmother, who also had breast cancer.