Karrie Keyes, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder’s monitor engineer for the last 28 years, will receive the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award for her work empowering the next generation of women in audio.
Karrie is the co-founder and executive director of SoundGirls, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a supportive community for women in audio and music production, providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers. SoundGirls is a beneficiary of Vitalogy Foundation.
In the early 1990s, she toured with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and crossed paths with Pearl Jam when they were opening for a RHCP show in 1991. By 1992, she was juggling monitor duties for both Pearl Jam and RHCP, eventually becoming a permanent member of the Pearl Jam family, including handling leader Eddie Vedder’s solo tours.
The 19th Annual Parnelli Awards will take place on January 17, 2020, during the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA.
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Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with Barracuda Style and HvsR, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario: Not Another Podcast”. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Dead Kennedys