Good Lovelies building a loyal following

Intricate harmonies a signature of Toronto trio

Showcasing impeccable harmonies and upbeat tunes, the Toronto-based Good Lovelies play The Matchbox Nov. 28.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime set for 7:30 p.m.

Recent winners of the 2010 Juno for Roots Album of the Year and of the 2009 New Emerging Artist Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore) are indeed making a mark nation-wide.

Described as folk-roots and western swing, it all started during a Christmas gig back in late 2006. The three performers, who were working primarily as solo artists at the time, got together on stage for a few numbers and their chemistry was immediately striking.

A knack for harmonizing surfaced quickly, and their shared times on stage ultimately became the highlight of the evening, she recalls.

Requests for gigs came in steadily over the next few months, and The Good Lovelies officially formed a few months later.

The women rely on the magic of seamless, intricate three-part harmony, clever, catchy songs and hilarious repartee. When they hit the stage, it’s always a blast and it helps that they just seem to know what each other is going to do when it comes to harmonizing and playing.

Their first full-length self-titled offering was released in early 2009 and a Christmas disc, Under the Mistletoe followed later that year as well.

Meanwhile, a second full-length release is expected within a year, and the Lovelies are also gearing up for an American tour.

The Good Lovelies’ first full-length self-titled disc contains 11 original songs with catchy lyrics and memorable melodies. Although the disc taps into infectious styles from bygone eras, there’s a fresh, contemporary feel to the material just the same.

“We go onstage, connect with the audience, get a laugh, perhaps see a tear or two,” says a clearly grateful Ough. “There is nothing that feels better to me than to be singing with two people who I love and trust.”

Tickets are available at The Matchbox box office. Call 403-341-6500 for more information.

mweber@reddeerexpress.com

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