She was the manager of the University of Waterloo's music store and also the local music journalist for the Kitchener-Waterloo Record newspaper. She also did interviews with performers for Spotlight magazine out of Guelph, Ontario. She also hosted her own radio show for many years on CKWR - FM 98.5: Canada's First Community Radio Station.
Over the 17 years that Karla was in the Kitchener / Waterloo region, many international performing artists came through the area on their way to Toronto. There were many large venues to host concerts like LuLu's Roadhouse and the Coronet, plus the infamous blues bars such as the "Hoodoo Lounge" and "Pop the Gator". There was the grand theater bar "Stages" and the country hotspot the "Stampede Corral". Many very popular acts were also showcased at the University of Waterloo.
KW was a hotspot of monster entertainment and Karla was able to interview and interact with many of the blues, pop and country legends of the late 80's and the 90's who came through the region. To name a few of the monster performers she has interviewed and mingled with includes names such as Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Mel Brown, Anson Funderburg, Marcia Ball, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Clearwater, Tommy Castro and many more!
In the late 90's, she moved out to Oshawa, Ontario where she continued to be involved with blues music and again continued to interview Canada's greatest entertainers. Blues giants such as Paul James, Carlos del Junco, Jack de Keyzer, the late Jeff Healey and again many others.
In the year 2000, she moved to Irvine, California and continued to mingle with the musical community and interview and review concerts and recording - mostly from the blues and jazz genres.
In 2001, she married her longtime Spanish boyfriend and moved to the Costa Blanca.
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CBBlues.com WEBZINE publishes the most unique and personal interviews with "devoted" roots and blues artists from Spain and around the world. It also includes selective roots and blues videos, MP3's and other fun experiences! CBBlues.com is interesting, entertaining, educational and it has become a beacon to national and international roots and blues artists and fans, aficionados!
CBBlues.com EVENTS include COFFEE MORNINGS, LUNCHTIME CONCERTS, MINI FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS AND SOON FILMS - all with the aim to educate while entertaining and integrating. There is always an exciting raffle for guests. We often gift blues artists with appreciation awards too!
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Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater is the stage name of Edward Harrington (born January 10, 1935), an American Chicago blues musician. Blues Revue said Eddy plays “joyous rave-ups…he testifies with stunning soul fervor and powerful guitar. One of the blues’ finest songwriters.” 
Harman performed as a blues harmonica player and singer in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere before he moved to Southern California in the 1970s. There, his Icehouse Blues Band played alongside Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Albert Collins. In 1977 he formed the James Harman Band. Over the years their line-up has included Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman, who left in 1978 to form The Blasters; Gene Taylor, who departed in 1981, also to join the Blasters before moving on to The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and Kid Ramos. Alumni also included the late Hollywood Fats who, after leaving his own band in 1980, played alongside Harman for five years