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“A star in the making.” - Bill Wax

"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 for the NY Times, LA Times and the Village Voice

“outstanding” - DOWNBEAT
 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

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

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

Karen has played to packed houses and sold out shows in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.  Her performance at the 44th Internationale Jazzwache in Burghausen, Germany was taped for broadcast and aired on German TV in December 2013. [see the video]

She is currently working on 10 Miles of Bad Road, her highly anticipated third studio release of original contemporary blues.


AWARDS

2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
"BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST
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"BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM" - 'STILL THE RAIN' 
"BEST SONG" - 'STILL THE RAIN'

2011 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
"BEST FEMALE VOCALIST"
"BEST SONG"

2010 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
WINNER 2nd Place Band

7x MUDDY AWARD WINNER 
"PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR"
"BEST FEMALE VOCALIST"
"BEST NEW ACT"
"BEST REGIONAL ACT"