In just over a year, Karen Lovely has shot onto the blues scene like Stack O' Lee's pistol, capturing the 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challenge and picking up (2) Muddy Awards in 2009 for BEST NEW ACT & PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR. Backed by her stellar band, this singer delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues.
Karen Lovely started singing the blues professionally in September 2007 and released her debut record "Lucky Girl" in November 2008. Since then, she & her band have delivered stand out performances that have brought awards, critical acclaim and standing ovations at venues such as the New Daisy & Orpheum Theatres (International Blues Challenge), Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, the Britt Festival, the Klamath Blues Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Green Show.
2010 WINNER 2nd Place Band - International Blues Challenge
2009 WINNER MUDDY AWARD - Best New Act
2009 WINNER MUDDY AWARD - Performance of the Year (Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival)
2009 WINNER "Journey to Memphis"
2009 WINNER "Journey to Memphis" Best Performance
2009 - #1 Pick to Click, XM Radio Bluesville
2009 - #1 Pick Blues City Radio
2009 - #13 Living Blues Chart
"STILL THE RAIN" - Official Release Date May 18th, 2010
"Every song is a jewel to be listened to time after time. I am excited and proud to be putting these great new tracks on the station. Blues lovers will want this in their collection." - Sheila Cain, Blues City Radio
"Karen Lovely is the most talented singer I have been associated with since my early days with Robert Cray."
- Dennis Walker, multi Grammy & Handy award winning producer/songwriter
"The single most impressive emerging female vocalist I've heard in quite some time. Karen Lovely doesn't just sing, she is the song! Star power personified...she's here to stay!" - The Blues Hound, KPFT Houston, TX
"This lady can flat out sing like it's nobody's business but her own! Karen soars and attains vocal nirvana throughout, leaving you hungry to listen...again and again!"
- Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association
"This lady [can] sing the blues. From a soft, sexy, whisper to a powerful crescendo, Karen's vocal range is absolutely masterful...with a voice like this, business is going to stay good."
- Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
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France, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, The Netherlands, Italy and the UK.
Lucky Girl CD, is available on CD Baby and iTunes, at live shows and at Music Millenium in Portland, OR and the Music Coop in Ashland, OR.
For more information on Karen Lovely and Pretty Pear Records, please visit www.karenlovely.com
Contact Lori Haynes at Pretty Pear Records: LHaynes@prettypearrecords.com