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Focus On: Good Lovelies

With tight vocal harmonies, The Good Lovelies have a sound that may take listeners back to the girl groups of the Big Band Era. However, Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore bring a breezy, fresh, folkie feeling to their Canadian trio - offering well-crafted songwriting on top of the harmony mix. What started off as a one-off singing Christmas music has turned into a delightful long-term collaboration, which has produced two Juno Award nominations and one win for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group.

Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies' textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006 for their first show at Toronto’s funky Gladstone Hotel. Their tireless rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather years of constant touring. With jaunts to Australia, the UK and the US in their schedule, the Good Lovelies’ road-tested tenacity has taken them far afield. Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit, including spots at the storied Mariposa and Hillside Festivals and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Good Lovelies performed on the stage of Evans Amphitheater at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, as part of a Folk Alley-hosted summer concert.

The Good Lovelies recorded live in August 2012 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio by contributing production Matthew Anderson.

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Good Lovelies
  (2012, CD Baby)

Let the Rain Fall
  (2011, Six Shooter Records)

Under the Mistletoe
  (2009, CD Baby)

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