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 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.
Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary and old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
She has established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own, receiving nominations for 2018 and 2016 Blues Music Awards, as well as, 2016 Blues Blast Awards. 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. She is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville.
Lovely's newest release, FISH OUTTA WATER has made dozens of 2017 Top Album lists, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Blues Album chart, #1 on the RMR Top 50 Contemporary Blues Singles chart, #4 on the RMR Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album chart, #4 on the RMR Top 50 Blues Album chart and #4 on the Living Blues Top 50 chart.
Downbeat calls FISH OUTTA WATER "fantastic" and the album is a 2017 Editor’s Pick. Her previous album TEN MILES OF BAD ROAD was hailed by Downbeat as one of the Best Albums of 2016.