Karen Lovely

Karen Lovely

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandBluesSoul

Powerhouse vocalist Karen Lovely 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.

Biography

Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene from the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 capturing 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by 2011 BMA Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release "Still The Rain."

Backed by a stellar band, 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.

2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
"BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST"
"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"

"Even before Koko Taylor's passing, the number of outstanding female blues singers was alarmingly small. Things are looking up, though, due to the emergence of Karen Lovely."
- DownBeat

"utterly gripping...stunning musicality"
- Don Heckman, International Review of Music

"Karen Lovely is the most talented singer I have been associated with since my early days with Robert Cray."
- Dennis Walker, multi Grammy winning producer/songwriter (Robert Cray, B.B. King, Bettye LaVette)

"Lovely's voice combines roadhouse grit with a focused emotional clarity all her own. Given superior songs by Dennis Walker and Alan Mirikitani, she's an unstoppable force blasting out of the Pacific Northwest."
- Frank-John Hadley

"Lovely is a first class vocalist."
-Art Tipaldi, BLUES REVUE

"In a seemingly endless cycle of average Blues CDs, Lovely's new album is the brightest spot on the horizon and a good bet to make many a top Blues album list this year. "Still the Rain" is a magnificent album!"
- BluesWax

"a star in the making!"
- Bill Wax, XM Radio, B.B. King's Bluesville

"The single most impressive emerging female vocalist I've heard in quite some time. Karen Lovely doesn't just sing, she is the song. Star power personified...she's here to stay!"
- The Blues Hound, 90.1 FM KPFT Houston

Discography

"STILL THE RAIN" - released May 2010

#1 "Pick to Click" XM Radio Bluesville
#1 Roots Music Report - OREGON (26 consecutive weeks)
#4 Roots Music Report TOP 50 Blues Chart
#12 Living Blues Chart
#1 Blues City Radio
Top 10 - Women of Substance Radio

NATIONAL CHARTS:
22 consecutive weeks Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Chart
3 consecutive months on Living Blues Chart

"LUCKY GIRL" - released November 2008

#1 "Pick to Click" XM Radio Bluesville (2009)
#1 Roots Music Report - OREGON
#13 Living Blues Chart (2009)
#1 Blues City Radio

"Still The Rain" and "Lucky Girl" have topped the US national radio & internet blues charts and are currently in rotation on stations throughout the US and Canada, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Australia.

Set List

Blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues originals.