The Good Lovelies

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The Good Lovelies
The Good Lovelies - Lottes Musiknacht Haus 13 Elmshorn 02.jpg
The Good Lovelies at Lottes Musiknacht Germany 2017
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresCountry, folk
Years active2006 (2006)–present
LabelsSix Shooter
Websitegoodlovelies.com

The Good Lovelies are a Canadian folk/country harmony trio, consisting of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore.[1] At their core they can be described as a country/folk trio, with tinges of pop, roots, jazz and sometimes hip-hop mixed in.[2]

History[edit]

The group's three members, Brooks from Whitby, Ough from Port Hope and Passmore from Cobourg, were all performing as solo artists in the Toronto area when they came together in 2006 to perform at a Christmas concert at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel.[3][4]

The three subsequently decided to continue working together, releasing their debut EP, Oh My, in 2007.[3] They released their first full-length album, The Good Lovelies, in 2009, and followed up with the Christmas-themed EP Under the Mistletoe later the same year.

Their album The Good Lovelies won the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group at the 2010 Juno Awards.[5]

The Good Lovelies performed at the Australian National Folk Festival in 2011, playing songs from their 2011 album Let the Rain Fall;[6] they also performed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, playing at the Evolution Festival, UK and other venues around the North East.

In 2017 the trio toured northern Ontario, performing and presenting workshops.[7]

In February 2018 the Good Lovelies released the digital version[2] of their album, Shapeshifters, which featured a shift from their usual folk to a more pop music sound.[8][9] They performed once more at the Australian National Folk Festival, singing songs from the new album. They recorded a track on Fred Penner's Juno Award-winning album, Hear the Music.[10] Later that year they performed at Massey Hall in Toronto[11] and were nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.[12]

In March 2019 the trio released the physical version of Shapeshifters, and toured in the UK to promote the album beginning in April 2019.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Oh My! (EP, 2007)
  • Good Lovelies (2009)
  • Under the Mistletoe (2009)
  • Let the Rain Fall (2011)
  • Live At Revolution (2012)
  • Burn the Plan (2015)[8]
  • Winter's Calling (EP, 2015)
  • Shapeshifters (2018)[13]
  • Evergreen (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Good Lovelies night in Vermilion". Vermilion Standard, November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Sheffield visit for Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  3. ^ a b "Good Lovelies offer up holiday fun". Calgary Sun, November 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "Cobourg’s Sue Passmore of The Good Lovelies reflects on family life and music". Northumberland News, Sep 19, 2016 by Karen Longwell
  5. ^ "Good Lovelies bring home Roots Album Juno". InsideToronto.com, May 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Album Review: Let The Rain Fall - The Good Lovelies". Female First, 9 May 2011
  7. ^ "Smiles and songs with The Good Lovelies (8 photos)". Soo Today, May 26, 2017 by: Donna Hopper
  8. ^ a b "Good Lovelies not afraid to change things up" Winnipeg Free Press, Erin Lebar, 05/31/2018
  9. ^ "Q: The Good Lovelies on their new sound and latest album Shapeshifters". CBC Radio · February 8, 2018
  10. ^ "Winnipeg’s Fred Penner wins 2018 Juno Award". Global News, By Logan Caswell
  11. ^ "Massey Hall memories: Legendary musicians on why playing there meant 'you've arrived'". CBC News, Greg Hobbs · Jun 13, 2018
  12. ^ "Award nominations for Whitby artists". Sept 27, 2018. Whitby This Week
  13. ^ "New music: Reviews of this week's CD releases". Winnipeg Free Press, 02/8/2018

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