We are giving away a pair of tickets to Karen Lovely AIDS/LifeCycle Benefit @ Jimmy Mak’s on February 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 21.
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221 NW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97214
(503) 295-6542 | More info: jimmymaks.com
Powerhouse vocalist Karen Lovely belts out a collection of torch songs, romantic gems and heart-breakers February 21st at Jimmy Mak’s.
In addition to a great evening of entertainment, there will also be a raffle to benefit AIDS/LifeCycle with a chance to win an iPad mini. If you can’t make it out to Jimmy Mak’s please consider donating directly at: http://www.tofighthiv.org/
Known for her passionate, driven performances this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely will be supported by a tight group of stellar Portland musicians, featuring Robbie Laws and Peter Dammann on guitar, Dave Fleschner on piano and organ, Carlton Jackson on drums and Tyler Smith on bass.
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 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN.
In just over a year, Karen has completed 4 successful European tours playing to packed houses and sold out shows in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Her performance at the 44th Internationale Jazzwache in Burghausen, Germany was taped for broadcast and began airing on German TV in December 2013.
Lovely is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and has just been selected to be the 2014 Featured Blues artist by KJZZ FM in Los Angeles. Lovely’s records have topped the national blues and roots charts and made the Top 10 favorite artist list for dozens of nationally syndicated radio stations.
Karen is currently working on 10 MILES OF BAD ROAD, her highly anticipated third studio release of contemporary blues with Grammy winning producer Tony Braunagel and the legendary Curtis Salgado. The CD is expected to launch this spring.
BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
- “BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST“
- “BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM” – ‘STILL THE RAIN’
- “BEST SONG” – ‘STILL THE RAIN’
BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
- “BEST FEMALE VOCALIST”
- “BEST SONG”
2010 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
- WINNER 2nd Place Band
7x MUDDY AWARD WINNER
- “PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR”
- “BEST FEMALE VOCALIST”
- “BEST NEW ACT”
- “BEST REGIONAL ACT”
#1 “Pick to Click” XM RADIO BLUESVILLE
“…an unstoppable force blasting out of the Northwest.” – DOWNBEAT
“A star in the making!” – Bill Wax
“…stunningly soulful. Absolutely one of the standout artists of the past few years at the Waterfront Blues Festival.” – Peter Dammann, Artistic Director, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
“Karen’s got a killer voice, amazing stage presence and completely enraptures her audience. She’s brilliant.” – Valerie Ing-Miller, JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO