JONN DEL TORO RICHARDSON is an exciting young blues artist from Houston, Texas whose styles range from Texas Blues to Latin Funk. His first solo record, Tengo Blues, released in late 2015 remained in the top 10 blues charts for months and garnered rave reviews across the country. It also earned him a Blues Blast Award nomination and a 2017 Blues Music Award nomination from the The Blues Foundation for Best New Artist Debut. Jonn played on the 2007 Grammy winning album The Last of the Mississippi Delta Blues Men with Pinetop Perkins, and toured with Otis Taylor. Jonn has two previous CD's with other artists. The Blues Music Award nominated Time Slips on By with Rich Del Grosso, in 2011, as one of the top 100 blues CD's by Downbeat Magazine. In 2013, Jonn released Drivin' Me Wild with Sean Carney.
CLINT MORGAN's Accompanying Jonn on keyboards is songwriter, singer and piano player Clint Morgan. As both a producer of festivals and shows as well as a performer, Clint has shared stages with a cross-section of American roots artists such as Curtis Salgado, Billy Joe Shaver, Alice Stuart, Jimmy Buffett, and Bob Margolin. Clint's critically acclaimed cross-genre Americana album, Scofflaw, released on his own Lost Cause Records, features duets with roots music icon Maria Muldaur and blues powerhouse Diunna Greenleaf. He also produced the Blues Music Award-nominated album Rooster by fellow pianist Clay Swafford, and is an instructor and performer at the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshops in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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