GRASS VALLEY – With nine critically acclaimed releases, a #1 single, a JUNO Award, and a devoted fanbase blanketing the globe, roots-pop combo the Good Lovelies are among Canada’s brightest musical lights. For more than a decade, the hardworking trio of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore — guitar-wielding songwriters all, and queens of the goose bump–raising three-part harmony — entered 2020 at full steam, with plans to write and record new material, reduce their carbon footprint via multiple green initiatives, and to build on their reputation as electrifying performers with extensive touring, culminating in their highly anticipated annual seasonal concerts. The best really is yet to come; the talented and hardworking Good Lovelies are poised to soar even higher in the roaring 2020s on every conceivable front.
At their core they can be described as a country/folk trio, with tinges of pop, roots, jazz and sometimes hip-hop mixed in. Their musical career has yielded four widely acclaimed studio albums, two Christmas collections, two EPs, a live album, and a #1 single “I See Gold” from 2018’s smash Shapeshifters plus devoted fans in Europe, Australia, the U.S. and homeland Canada, where performances alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are not unheard of.
The Good Lovelies first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and the songs that started it all came from their debut 2009 self-titled album which earned them the Roots & Traditional JUNO award for the album. “We were floored, honored, petrified, over the moon – you name it – we were all of it!”
Since then they have compiled a hearty catalog of music, and have earned another Juno nomination (2012) and four Canadian Folk Music Awards along the way. Their latest non-Christmas album Shapeshifters was released in February 2018 to much acclaim. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor, and that remains true as the Good Lovelies now push further into the mainstream with their most accessible and pop-influenced output to date.
So, don’t miss the Good Lovelies at The Center for the Arts on July 7, 2022. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are going for $24 – $34.