Monday, April 8, 2013
The University of West Georgia Townsend Center for the Performing Arts presents The Good Lovelies on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m at the Dangle Theater. Aptly named, the Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, best friends and refugees from solo careers that come together with an invigorating and upbeat folk musical performance.
Since creating their band in 2006, they have released five albums. Their 2009 self-titled album “The Good Lovelies” received a Juno for Best Roots/Traditional Album of the Year, and their third full-length album, “Let the Rain Fall,” was nominated for a 2012 Juno in the same category. The band won the title “New Emerging Artist” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2009.
In their performances, Brooks, Ough and Passmore constantly switch instruments including the banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, bass and glockenspiel throughout their performances. They cover a wide range of sounds, from country to pop, blues to swing, while playing their instruments and singing three-part harmonies. From city life and highways to the country and being at home, The Good Lovelies write music that appeals to a variety of music-lovers everywhere.
The Good Lovelies have performed at a number of festivals and events all over the world including Australia’s National Folk Festival and England’s Festival in 2011. They have appeared on stage and in the studio with artists such as Broken Social Scene, Kathleen Edwards and Jill Barber, in addition to playing at home in Canada at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the world’s largest jazz festival.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military, and $15 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Townsend Center Box Office or call 678-839-4722.