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Karen LovelyTen Miles of Bad Road, recorded at Ultratone Studios in Studio City, CA with Grammy-winning producer Tony Braunagel is a powerful mix of contemporary blues, roots and soul performed by a killer session band including Johnny Lee Schell on guitar (Bonnie Raitt, Phantom Blues Band), the “Godfather of Outlaw Blues” Grammy nominee Alan Mirikitani (BB Chungking of the Buddhaheads) on guitar, James “Hutch” Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) on bass, Jim Pugh on piano and B3 (Robert Cray, Etta James), Tony Braunagel on drums (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Eric Burden, Phantom Blues Band), with special guest artists Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds on harp, Joe Sublett of the Phantom Blues Band on saxophone and Les Lovitt on trumpet.

The 13 tracks include 12 all new, original songs written by Lovely, Dave Fleschner, Vyasa Dodson and Grammy winning songwriters Alan Mirikitani and Dennis Walker. The title track was inspired by award-winning vocalist, songwriter, harmonica icon Curtis Salgado, who also shares songwriting credits with Lovely and Dave Fleschner.

“Lovely’s style begins from sources within such classic blues singers as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, and, like Janis Joplin before her, she has translated those influences into an utterly gripping, contemporary style of her own.”
– Don Heckman (former music critic NY Times, LA Times, Village Voice)





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