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Good Lovelies to sing lovely melodies for Womanspace

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The Good Lovelies are as good as their name.
 The Toronto based folk/ pop trio will be bringing their gorgeous ’50s/ ’60s style vocal harmonies along with an assortment of  instruments and  influences to the Southminster United Church, Nov. 23  at the Southminister United Church to help raise money for Womanspace.

 “Sue (Passmore who plays guitar/bass/mandolin/percussion) comes from a lot of jazz, Caroline (Brooks who plays guitars/mandolin/banjo/bass) is more folkie and I like more pop music so when we play together, we combine all of those influences. And so far, the response from the audience has been great,” said  Kerri Ough (guitar/banjo/bass/keys),  taking a quick three day breather to get organized for a video shoot for  their song “Kingston.” The Good Lovelies play the Southminster Church for Womanspace, Nov. 23. Photo by Richard Amery

“ They are the master of the green screen. So we’ll be floating through the air over the film of a lot of Canadian small towns,” she said adding the their latest CD “Let The Rain Fall”  which was released in February, reflects their strong, wistful longing for home an the loved ones they left behind.

“We like being at home, we’re all in our ’30s, but we like being on the road playing music. It’s a constant battle between the two. But that’s the essence of the Good Lovelies, we always try to find the bright side of a lot of different and difficult situations,” she noted.

The trio just returned from Alberta,  and completed a tour of Australia  in April before returning to Toronto for the video shoot, and getting back on the road.

“We didn’t know what to expect over there where they don’t know you from their next door neighbour, but  they came out to the shows, so that was nice to see,” she said of the audiences in Australia.

They are excited about sharing a stage with Little Miss Higgins for this concert
“We met a couple in Northern Ontario, in Kenora and they came up to us and said you’re playing with our son (Foy Taylor who, together with Jolene Higgins , make up Little Miss Higgins.) So that was exciting. The last time we played L.A, we played Lethbridge with Stuart Maclean, but it is nice to play our own show,” she said. Though the last time I saw them was after that at the Geomatic Attic.
 She is excited about sharing a stage with Little Miss Higgins.

“That’s the great thing about it. After we’re done, we can sit back and watch the show,” she said.
 They won a Juno award for their 2009 self-titled debut CD.

“We weren’t expecting it. We know everybody in our category. And when they announced  it was us, we were in the middle of finishing dessert. I was half way through a piece of chocolate cake and I was worried that the camera would catch it,” she laughed.

 They will be performing as a quartet when they come to Lethbridge, picking up bassist Thom Golub from Edmonton, who played with them on their last swing through Alberta.

“ He’s a nice guy and a lot of fun,” she said.

 After Alberta, they will be taking a quick breather  before beginning their December Christmas tour.
“Next year we‘re going to take a six week, not vacation, but working sabbatical to work on new songs and we’ll put them out in 2013,” she said.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 November 2011 18:16 )  
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