Audiences have been falling in love with the Good Lovelies for the past ten years. Winners of the 2010 Juno Award for Roots Album of the Year, and nominees for the same award in 2012, as well as 4-time winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Good Lovelies having been making waves across Canada. Touring life also takes these women across the United States, the UK, Europe and Australia.
The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. All of them best friends, the Ontario-based trio relies on impeccable vocals, winsome songwriting and on stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road and at home.
Since joining forces in 2006, their rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather a decade of constant touring through countless theatres, folk clubs and festivals.
With their 2015 release, Burn The Plan, Good Lovelies both fulfilled and defied their so-called musical destiny as a “folk trio”. There is a new spirit of adventurousness that gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textues and tones from musical worlds away. Burn The Plan was a study in how individual voices find common ground in such a tight-knit group dynamic.
What keeps the Good Lovelies making music together is not just their uncanny vocal compatibility; it’s their unshakeable friendships, which supports each member contributing to the songwriting in distinct ways.
The Good Lovelies also released a winter EP in 2015, entitled Winter’s Calling. While these two recent releases weren’t so long ago, you can do a whole lot of living, loving and letting go in a few years. Audiences can expect volume eight of their growing catalogue to be released in 2018.
"The Good Lovelies have always been solid musicians, with amazing instrumental chops..., but Burn the Plan shows that they've got more than a kitsch factor and a knack for 1940's country tunes...; it's got bite."
July 9 Red Wing Festival, Mt. Solon VA
July 22 Arts In The Park, Manhattan KS
July 23 The Americana Folk Coffeehouse, Kansas City MO
October 20 Defiance College, Defiance OH
October 22 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
November 11 The Arts center, Athens TN
November 12 Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Bartlett TN
January 13 The Vilar Center, Avon CO
January 14 Swallow Hill, Denver CO
January 18 Orcas Center, Orcas island WA
January 19 Lopez Center, Lopez Island WA
January 20 Lincoln Theatre, Mt. Vernon WA
March 1 Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN
March 2 Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls MN
March 4 Reif Center, Grand Rapids MN
March 5 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
March 7 Butler Center, Indianapolis IN
March 9 Jasper Arts Center, Jasper IN
March 10 Arts Place, Portland IN