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Karen Lovely

Genre: Blues
Portland, OR, US

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Award winning Blues singer/songwriter

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. She is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and was selected as a 2014 Featured Blues Artist of the Year 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. Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe. 2014 Blues411 "Jimmi" AWARD NOMINEE Best Traditional Recording "Prohibition Blues" 2014 "Muddy Award" NOMINEE Best NW Recording "Prohibition Blues" 2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE "BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST" "BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM" "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"

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Ten Miles of Bad Road (2015)

Ten Miles of Bad Road, recorded at Ultratone Studios in Studio City, CA with Grammy-winning producer Tony Braunagel is a powerful mix of contemporary blues, roots and soul. The 13 tracks include 12 all new, original songs written by Lovely, Dave Fleschner, Vyasa Dodson and Grammy winning songwriters Alan Mirikitani and Dennis Walker. The title track was inspired by award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado, who also shares songwriting credits with Lovely and Dave Fleschner.
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