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Little Miss Higgins and Geomatic Attic make lovely night for Womanspace

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Nov. 23 was a lovely night for live music at the Southminster United Church where Little Miss Higgins and the Good Lovelies entertained a good sized crowd of The Good Lovelies Caroline Brooks. Photo by Richard Ameryapproximately 300 people to help raise money and awareness for Womanspace.

With 291 ticket sales, combined with another $350  raised in the Lucky Star Vintage Guitar Raffle, the Geomatic Attic donated close to $2,000 to Womanspace with the show.

 While I unfortunately missed Little Miss Higgins, I was as impressed as I expected to be by the Good Lovelies.
 The personable trio of lovely ladies told stories and cracked jokes and sang gorgeous vocal harmonies, while alternating lead vocals and trading instruments.

Sue Passmore, playing mandolin, started off an upbeat  show by singing  the catchy “Kiss Me In The Kitchen.” She  played percussion throughout most of the show though played a few numbers on mandolin.

 Kerri Ough followed that up by grinning through “Baby I’ve Got My Way.”
Caroline Brooks added tasteful leads on electric guitar as well as sang beautiful melodies.

They noted they spent most of the year on the road and took last September off to do their own things. Caroline noted she  used her time off to drive across  the country with her parents because her 62-year-old dad had never seen the mountains, which had the crowd laughing along with the story. She concluded the story by playing “a love song to our mistress, the Trans Canada” and sang their song “ The Old Highway.”
Kerri Ough, playing banjo for most of the show, observed Alberta has everything — all kinds of weather and moose as she laughed she was looking for moose while driving though northern Ontario, but didn’t end up seeing any until getting to northern Alberta.

 The Lovelies had the audience singing along with them on a couple songs and enraptured by their stories and stage presence.
 Sue Passmore joked about touring Australia and the United Kingdom, where “They all speak English, but it’s a completely different language,” she observed noting the Lovelies have a “no pants policy,” The Good Lovelies. Photo by Richard Amerywhich has an entire different connotation over there.

 One of the many highlights of the show was Mrs. T, ” which Caroline  Brooks sang about her ex-boyfriend’s mother
 They wound down their set by a folkified cover of  rapper K-OS’ “Crab Bucket,” dividing it into unique three part harmonies.

 They were called back with a standing ovation and performed a catchy a cappella number “Heebie Jeebies,” originally done by the Boswell sisters.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:57 )  
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