Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest, 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. 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.