PRLog - Sep. 22, 2011 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- For fans of The Wailin’ Jennys, PineCone introduces another stellar Canadian all-female folk trio to Raleigh – The Good Lovelies. Funny and upbeat with a pinch of sass, this trio’s tight three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter have made them the darlings of international festival circuits. Part folk-roots, part Western swing, the Toronto-based trio will win you over with their unerring three-part vocal harmonies and clever songs and stories. The Good Lovelies perform on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in Fletcher Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Good Lovelies, Photo Credit: Matt Barnes
Their debut album won a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) in 2010 for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year. Supporting a brand new release, Let the Rain Fall (2011), The Good Lovelies are mounting a world-wide tour that includes stops in Australia and the United States. The Raleigh show will be part of their first tour in North Carolina – your opportunity to say you saw them here first! The Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks (guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass), Kerri Ough (guitar, keys, banjo, glockenspiel, bass), and Sue Passmore (guitar, mandolin, bass). Sample their music online and see why fans are falling in love with the Lovelies!
The Good Lovelies played their first show in December of 2006. Since then, they have toured coast to coast numerous times, played countless house concerts, festivals, folk clubs and coffeehouses, and released three albums.
Their first album was a five-track EP called Oh My!, which features the playful single “Taboo.” In January 2009, The Good Lovelies released their first full-length, self-titled CD, which contains 11 original songs. The album borrows styles from bygone eras and features CBC Radio favorite “Sleepwalkin.”
Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit, including spots at the storied Mariposa and Hillside Festivals and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They have toured with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café and appeared on stages and in studios with Broken Social Scene, Kathleen Edwards and Jill Barber.
Less than a year after releasing their first full-length album, The Good Lovelies were back at it, putting together a 12-track holiday album, Under the Mistletoe (2009), which showcases old and new seasonal tunes (including three original songs).
Let the Rain Fall, their third full-length album, is an ode to camaraderie. With equal parts city and country, highway and home, The Good Lovelies’ good humour and self-assurance shine through from the toe-tapping start of “Made for Rain” to the sweet final notes in the French-flecked “Mrs. T.” In between, you’ll hear reflections on urban imperfections with “Backyard,”
Their music, like The Good Lovelies, has a universal appeal, sure to please not just their fellow Canadians, but those south of the border and across the pond too. Tickets are available by calling PineCone's box office at 919-664-8302, or ordering online through www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about this concert and other PineCone programs, visit http://www.pinecone.org.
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PineCone—the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a private, nonprofit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts.