Karen Lovely 10 miles of bad roadKaren Lovely celebrates the release of her long-awaited new CD, Ten Miles Of Bad Road, with a special release party at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th, on Saturday, September 26. Karen spent the past couple years piecing this recording together with many of the same group of friends who helped create her Blues Music Award nominated album Still The Rain, including ace producer Tony Braunagel and the late songwriter Alan Mirikitani. Recorded at California’s Ultrtone Studios, guests on the album features a session band of a dream-like cast of musicians such as guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, James “Hutch” Huthinson on bass, keyboard master Jimmy Pugh, and Tony Braunagel on drums.

Karen Lovely is known for her passionate, driven performances. A powerhouse vocalist, she delivers a blistering mix of contemporary and old-school blues. For her performance at Jimmy Mak’s, she will be backed by an all-star band with Peter Dammann on guitar, Dave Fleschner on keys, and The Thunder Brothers providing the rhythm section (Justin Matz on drums and Timmer Blakely on bass). Other musicians scheduled to appear will include guests Vyasa Dodson, Mitch Kashmar, Joe McCarthy, and Devin Phillips.

Tickets for the Ten Miles Of Bad Road CD Release Party are available through TicketTomato.com for $15.00 reserved seating (must purchase dinner with reservations), $13.00 general admission. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event and members may receive a $3.00 discount on all tickets when ordering online before September 23. You must use the code “CBA” in order to receive the discount. Show time is 8:00 pm. Buy your tickets early as this will certainly sell-out!