Hope all of you are having a great week and to finish it off, I wanted to pass along information about an event happening tomorrow night at Jimmy Mack’s in the Pearl in downtown Portland.
An Evening with Award Winning Vocalist Karen Lovely
Stirred & Shakin’ – An Evening of Prohibition and Contemporary Blues
May 17, 2013
8 p.m. | $15-$18 | 21+
For info regarding advance tickets - http://www.tickettomato.com/event.php?event_id=1806
Award winning blues artist Karen Lovely returns to Jimmy Mak’s after 2 successful European tours in 2 months. The bands sold out performance at the Internationale Jazzwoche in Burghausen, Germany was taped for broadcast and will air on German TV in December 2013.
Lovely will be reprising her popular “Stirred and Shakin” show featuring prohibition era and contemporary blues but this time around she’s throwing some hot Chicago jazz in the mix along with a few teasers from her upcoming new CD release. The band includes top Northwest musicians Leonard Griffie on guitar, Dave Fleschner on piano and B3 organ, Devin Phillips on sax, Carlton Jackson on drums and Tyler Smith on electric and upright bass along w/ some surprise guests.
Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene from the Pacific Northwest like Stack O’ Lee’s .44 capturing 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by 2011 BMA Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release “Still The Rain.”
Backed by a stellar band, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely’s standout performances have garnered awards, critical acclaim and standing ovations at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
“BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST”
“BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM” – ‘STILL THE RAIN’
“BEST SONG” – ‘STILL THE RAIN’
2011 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
“BEST FEMALE VOCALIST”
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”
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Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene from the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 capturing 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by 2011 BMA Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release "Still The Rain."