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"Lovely’s style begins from sources within such classic blues singers as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, and, like Janis Joplin before her, she has translated those influences into an utterly gripping, contemporary style of her own."
- Don Heckman (former music critic NY Times, LA Times, Village Voice)



“A star in the making.” - Bill Wax

 

 BIO

Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of  the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN.

With the release of her 3rd studio album TEN MILES OF BAD ROAD, produced by Grammy winner Tony Braunagel, Lovely established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own, receiving nominations for the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and 2016 BluesBlast Award for "Best Female Artist". She also won a 2015 Blues411 "Jimi" Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and the album was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the Best of 2016.

Lovely is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and was selected as a 2014 Featured Blues Artist of the Year by KJZZ FM in Los Angeles. Her albums have topped the national blues and roots charts and made the Top 10 favorite artist list for dozens of nationally syndicated radio stations.

Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

2016 Muddy Award Winner "Performance of the Year"
2016 BMA Nominee "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist"
2016 Blues Blast Nominee "Best Female Vocalist"
2015 Blues411 Winner "Best Contemporary Female Artist"
2015 Muddy Award Nominee "Best Female Vocalist"
2011 BMA Nominee
2011 Blues Blast Nominee
2010 2nd Place Band Winner, International Blues Challenge


This spring, Lovely will release her newest album, FISH OUTTA WATER with award winning producer Eric Corne (Walter Trout/John Mayall). | more info

This highly anticipated album features (12) tracks of all new original Blues and Americana.

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