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Music, to me, is love and service

The songs I write, perform, and record, are bridges that connect me with my audience. As an independent singer/songwriter, I use my voice and my words to bring about positive change in our world. With my newest release, Fish Outta Water, I'm continuing the advocacy and outreach I started with my previous albums by writing and recording songs that raise awareness about important issues like domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, suicide, mental health and addiction.

The journey from thoughts on paper to recording and releasing an entire album, requires vision, hard work, dedication, a commitment to excellence, and if you're an indie artist like me, grassroots support.

I'm beyone excited to bring this new album to you. Working with producer Eric Corne, and all the musicians on this album, was an incredible experience. I truly believe it's the best work I've done so far.

Please listen to some of the sneak preview tracks. If you like what you hear and want to support the work I do:

  • Pre-order my new album now through my Bandcamp store www.music.karenlovely.com
  • Sponsor the album by making a one time gift to my PayPal account www.PayPal.me/karenlovely
  • Tell your friends how much you like my music! YOU are the best endorsement I have!!!

Thank You for your support, for being involved, for helping me bring you great, new music!!!



(L to R: Phil Parlapiano, Karen Lovely, Eric Corne, Taras Prodaniuk, Matt Tecu, Doug Pettibone)

FISH OUTTA WATER features 12 tracks of all new original contemporary Blues, Soul, and Ameriana, produced by award winning songwriter/engineer/producer Eric Corne (Walter Trout/John Mayall).

We recorded with a killer group of session musicians:

Rick Holmstrom - guitars (Mavis Staples)
Doug Pettibone - electric and acoustic guitar (Lucinda Williams)
Al Bonhomme - guitar, mandolin (Dwight Yoakam)
Ben Rice - electric guitar,dobro (IBC Winner Best Solo/Duo guitar)
Eamon Ryland -slide guitar (Mickey Avalon)
Taras Prodaniuk - bass (Elvis Costello/Lucinda Williams/Dwight Yoakam)
Matt Tecu - drums, congas, shaker, tambourine (Janiva Magness)
Skip Edwards Hammond organd, farfisa (CMA Winner - Best Keys)
Phil Parlapiano Hammond organ, piano (John Prine/Rod Stewart/Toad the Wet Sprockett)
Sasha Smith - Wurlitzer, piano (Tom Waits/Walter Trout/Linda Perry)
DJ Bonebrake on marimba (X)
Alan Mark Lightner steel drums, timbale, congas, guiro (Will Smith/Mos Def)
Dave Ralicke - baritone sax and cornet (Beck/Lucinda Williams/The Shins)
Eric Gorfain - violin (Christina Aguilera/Sam Phillips/Ryan Adams)
Richard Dodd - cello (Boz Scaggs/Stephane Grappelli/Robert Plant/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Dixie Chicks)
Eric Corne - Background vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar (Walter Trout/John Mayall)





My last record, Ten Miles of Bad Road, (listed by Downbeat as one of the Best Albums of 2016), was made possible by generous pledges and pre-sales orders from my fans and supporters.

2016 BMA Nominee "Best Contemporary Female Vocalist"
2016 "Blues Blast Nominee "Best Female Artist"
2016 Muddy Award Winner "Performance of the Year"
2015 Blues411 Winner "Best Contemporary Female Vocalist"

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