Karen Lovely

Rank #8 US Portland, OR Blues / R & B / Soul


Sounds Like: Etta James, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner

Label: Independent

Bio: 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 sophom... See Full Bio

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    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. Bill Wax, of XM Radio’s Bluesville calls her “a star in the making.” Downbeat Magazine thinks she’s “outstanding”and Don Heckman, former music critic for the NY Times, LA Times and the Village Voice, wrote in his review of her live show at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato in Los Angeles, “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.”

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  • DeJeaAngel (Artist) DeJeaAngel
    Amazing tunes, amazing voice! Great discovery! Cheers! DeJeaAngel
  • Brick Fields (Artist) Brick Fields
    I sure hope to see you while we are out west this August!
  • Jeannie in January (Artist) Jeannie in January
    Very classy....Keep those blues alive. Much respect.
  • Spirits Of Another Day (Artist) Spirits Of Another Day
    Sweet ! Peace from Sunny Detroit City !
  • Sick Bird (Artist) Sick Bird
    Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com
  • Didorion (Artist) Didorion
    All the best to you with your music Karen .A1 job on your songs.Didorion
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Q: Karen when are you going to Destin Florida and sing for me Uncle Butch
A: Soon!!!! Maybe February? xoxox

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