100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 15: Karen Lovely

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag at Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity on Twitter and NW_Music_Scene as well. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Karen Lovely.


About the band: 

Karen Lovely offers up a blistering mix of contemporary blues, blues rock, and American roots music in her albums and live shows. Known for her passionate, driven style, this powerhouse vocalist consistently delivers standout performances – both live and in the studio, garnering awards and critical acclaim throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.

Lovely’s self-released albums (including her newest release Fish Outta Water) have topped national and international blues and roots charts, and made the “Best of the Year” blues album lists for noted publications such as Downbeat Magazine, Roots Music Report, Living Blues and Blues Blast. She is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville.

Fish Outta Water, Lovely’s new release, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Blues Album chart, reached #1 on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Hot 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 and remained in the Top 50 Best Blues Albums RMR chart for 6 months.

The album made numerous Best Blues Albums of 2017 national and international lists including Living Blues, Blues Blast, Blues Music Magazine, Making a Scene, Crossroads, and Blues Van.

If you are looking for a blues artist to rally behind that brings it every single time, whether in the studio on stage, look no further than today’s featured artist, Karen Lovely. You can listen to and purchase her latest release HERE.



Catch them live:

Karen Lovely will be playing at Highway 99 Blues Club on October 19, 2018. Get show details HERE.


Listen:


Find the band at:

Bandcamp

Facebook

Twitter

Website

 


Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are still open to any Pacific Northwest band interested in submitting. If you would like to submit for a chance to be featured in this segment, consult this link for more information on how you can do so.


A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.