"Karen Lovely is the most talented singer I have been associated
with since my early days with Robert Cray."
- Dennis Walker, multi Grammy and Handy award winning producer/songwriter
"her voice cracks my heart in half..."
- Chris Conrad, Mail Tribune
Karen Lovely sings the blues - with an emotional intensity and
vocal dexterity that will knock you off your feet. She began
singing in the church choir at age 10 but didn't start her professional
career until years later, when her strong vocals captivated a
London nightclub owner who heard her singing at a friend's wedding
and hired her on the spot. After a 15 year hiatus from the music
business, Karen hit the Southern Oregon music scene with her
own band in September 2007. She has been wowing fans ever since.
The Karen Lovely Band played to a standing ovations at the 2008
Rogue Valley Blues Festival and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's
Green Show, in July, 2008. In August, Karen dazzled audiences
in Los Angeles while sharing the stage with LA blues legend B.B.
Chung King and the Buddaheads, and at the Camelot Theatre's Spotlight
on the Blues program in September. Karen Lovely opened for DK
Stewart and DK-4 at the Jackson County Expo in October.
Karen's stunning debut CD, LUCKY GIRL, features songs written
and produced by multi Grammy and Handy award winning producer,
Dennis Walker (Robert Cray, B.B. King, Bettye LaVette, Claudette
King) and Grammy nominee producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist
Alan Mirikitani (B.B. Chung King & the Buddaheads, Gentleman's
Blues Club). LUCKY GIRL is an earthy and heartfelt blend of classic
blues, R & B, and soul - and in addition to the usual band
lineup, features guest performances by harp player, Andy Just
(Ford Bros), drummer Lee Spath (Robert Cray/Maria Muldaur), bassist
Richard Cousins (Robert Cray/Van Morrison/B.B. King/John Lee
Hooker) and keyboard player Jim Pugh (Robert Cray Band).
LUCKY GIRL is currently getting airplay on Southern Oregon's
JPR, and Bill Rhoades Blue Monday radio show on Portland's KBOO
For more information, visit www.karenlovely.com and