Stark Reality was an American jazz/rock fusion band most famous for their 1970 album The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop, a heavily-improvised reinvention of a 1958 children's album by songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, to be used for the show Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop which aired on PBS. The album was re-released by Stones Throw in 2003. Previously unreleased songs were released by Now-Again Records as a compilation called 1969. Now-Again Records reissued the group's entire catalog again in 2013.
Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, most of the band's members attended the Berklee College of Music.