Sheffield visit for Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies

Canadian trio Good Lovelies return to the UK this spring to promote the physical release tomorrow of new album Shapeshifters (the digitally version is already available).

By julia.armstrong1
Wednesday, 03 April, 2019, 15:27
Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies

Released in Canada early last year, the new studio album went straight to the top of the Canadian Singer/Songwriter iTunes chart.

Vocalists and songwriters Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks prtroduce harmonies that have been described as powerful, pure, organic and inspiring.

Over the course of their decade- plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points.

The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and have since put put four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album and a Christmas collection.

All feature the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices.

They believe that Shapeshifters will open up their music to a mainstream audience as they feel the songs are their most accessible and pop-influenced to date.

They play The Greystones on Monday (April 8).

Tonight (Thursday 4), The Greystones hosts Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.

They sing intimate duets into a single microphone, accompanied by mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar. The Greystones said: “Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram and Emmylou, Shirley and Davey, or Gillian and David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative.”

Solo folk star Rose Cousins appears tomorrow, Friday. Irish music legend Mary Coughlan does two shows on Saturday.