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Event Archive - Karen Lovely, Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Mon. August 22nd 2016 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm

The Heat is On!

2016 BMA Nominee KAREN LOVELY & 2005 IBC Best Guitar Winner JONN DEL TORO RICHARDSON are gonna burn the house DOWN with a blistering One Night Only Special Show at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC, August 22nd @ 7:30m. Both artists have just been nominated for 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards and Jonn for BEST DEBUT ALBUM and Karen for BEST FEMALE ARTIST and have have released new albums that have rocketed up the national and international blues charts in recent months. This past March they wowed audiences together at the Reykjavik Blues Festival in Iceland, earning international acclaim and praise.

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 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN.
With the release of her newest album TEN MILES OF BAD ROAD (rated 4 stars by Downbeat), Lovely has established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own. She's been nominated for a prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and in December, won a 2015 Blues411 "Jimi" Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist."
Lovely is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and was selected as a 2014 Featured Blues Artist of the Year by KJZZ FM in Los Angeles. Lovely’s records have topped the national and international blues and roots charts and made the Top 10 favorite artist list for dozens of nationally syndicated radio stations.
Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

JONN DEL TORO RICHARDSON grew up around Houston, Texas, and you can hear it in every note he sings and plays. You can hear the Latin music that is his birthright – his uncles, aunts and grandparents played in touring mariachi bands, and often got together to play on the back porch. He started out playing in Latin, Rock and cover bands, but soon turned to the blues, playing with a number of bands around Houston until he met Diunna Greenleaf and became a member of her Blue Mercy band. According to Jonn that was when everything started coming together: “with Diunna I learned how to perform and be the counter punch to her vocals, and along the way learned how to sing with conviction and truth. Together we were unstoppable.” They proved it in 2005 winning The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, where Jonn won The Albert King Award for Most Promising Guitarist. Jonn went on to perform with many of his blues heroes, and performed on Pinetop Perkins’ Grammy winning record Last Of The Mississippi Bluesmen with Robert Lockwood, Henry Townsend and Honeyboy Edwards. Jonn began playing with Otis Taylor, joining him on the soundtrack for the movie Public Enemy. In 2011 Jonn started working with blues mandolinist Rich DelGrosso, recording Time Slips On By, one of Down Beat Magazines Top Albums of 2011. Jonn’s next CD, with long-time friend and fellow Albert King Winner Sean Carney, Wild Ride provided a greater showcase for his formidable guitar playing and powerful vocals.

Appearing for this show are Timmer Blakely – bass and Nick Sanchez – drums.

Karen Lovely and Jonn Del Toro Richardson - this is one show you won't want to miss!!!


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