Presented by Anne Kennedy
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.
With the release of her 3rd studio album TEN MILES OF BAD ROAD, produced by Grammy winner Tony Braunagel, LOVELY established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own, receiving nominations for the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and 2016 BLUESBLAST Award for "Best Female Artist". She also won a 2015 Blues411 "Jimi" Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and the album was selected by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE as one of the Best of 2016.
Lovely is a two-time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and has been selected as a 2017 Featured Blues Artist of the Year by KKJZ FM in Los Angeles. Her albums 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.
2016 Muddy Award Winner "Performance of the Year" 2016 BMA Nominee "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" 2016 Blues Blast Nominee "Best Female Vocalist" 2015 Blues411 Winner "Best Contemporary Female Artist" 2015 Muddy Award Nominee "Best Female Vocalist" 2011 BMA Nominee 2011 Blues Blast Nominee 2010 2nd Place Band Winner, International Blues Challenge
LOVELY’S newest album, FISH OUTTA WATER, released this month, debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Blues Album chart and has been called “genius” by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE. Produced by Eric Corne (Walter Trout/John Mayall), this highly anticipated album features (12) tracks of all new original Blues and Americana.