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Sounds Like: Etta James, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner
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 BioMore Info
Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 placing2ndat the2010 International Blues Challengefollowed bythree2011 Blues Music Award NominationsforBEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUMandBEST SONGfor her sophomore releaseSTILL THE RAIN.She is a two time#1 Pick to Clickartist onXM Radio Bluesvilleand has just been selected to be the 2014 Featured Blues artist byKJZZ FMin Los Angeles. Lovelys records 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 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, ofXM Radios Bluesvillecalls hera star in the making.Downbeat Magazine thinks shesoutstandingandDon Heckman, former music critic for theNY Times, LA Timesand theVillage Voice, wrote in his review of her live show at Herb Alperts Vibrato in Los Angeles, Lovelys 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 anutterly gripping contemporary styleof her own.This past year, Karen completed 4 successful European tours, playing to packed houses and sold out shows in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Her performance at the 44thInternationale Jazzwache in Burghausen, Germany was taped for broadcast and began airing on German TV in December 2013. A crowd favorite at the 2103 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - the 2ndlargest blues festival in North America Karen played on 4 different stages, wowing the main stage audience with contemporary blues, followed by classic 1920s blues with her Prohibition Orchestra on the dance stage and a special late night show with Grammy Winner Patrick Lamb, and renowned Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten.Karen is currently working on10 Miles of Bad Roadher highly anticipated third studio release of original contemporary blues with co-producer and Grammy winner Tony Braunagel and the legendary Curtis Salgado. The CD is expected to launch this spring.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 CHALLENGEWINNER 2nd Place Band7x MUDDY AWARD WINNER"PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR" "BEST FEMALE VOCALIST" "BEST NEW ACT" "BEST REGIONAL ACT" Tickets & Reservations Artist Website Artist Facebook
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