Editor Note: This was originally published on August 31, 2009. Videography by Chris Metzloff
It seems fitting that Karen Somerville would be the Spy’s first profile in spirituality. While Karen could easily have fit into many categories, including music or local African American history, it is her faith that connects the dots to her singing and her lifelong commitment to her community.
It is a story of love, belief, and healing that has given her a voice that rivals some of the best vocalists performing today. She is a unique gift to all who live in and around Chestertown.