There’s something magical about catching artists when they first start out, suffused with unbridled youthful energy and possibly a touch of bravado. Then again, there is much to be said for mature performers after they have honed their skills over the years and accrued some invaluable life experience and bring that hard-earned savvy to their delivery.
Despite being only in her mid-40s, singer-songwriter Mika Karni seems to have been with us forever. That may have something to do with the fact that she started out pretty young, as a violin player backing pop icon Shlomo Artzi. Her first album came out in 1997 and included several hits such as “Mitchell,” which gained generous air play.