Award-winning blues artist Karen Lovely is back in town.

Award-winning blues artist Karen Lovely is back in town.

Lovely, who recently moved to Portland, will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Alex's Plaza Restaurant, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. She is touring in advance of her new live album, "Live! in Los Angeles," which will be released officially in October.

The album features 13 blues, R&B and soul tracks, including songs from her first two albums, previously unrecorded material and covers. It was recorded before a packed house at Herb Alpert's Vibrato club in Los Angeles.

Advance copies of "Live! in Los Angeles" will be available at tonight's show. The cover is $5. Call 541-482-8818.