Early March in Fargo-Moorhead can be a tough time of year. Mother nature teases us with signs of spring, and although we’re itching to shed our winter coats, we know deep down warmer weather is still a month away.
But Canadian trio The Good Lovelies are coming to help ease our late winter blues with a performance at 7:30pm Thursday, March 1 on MSUM’s Gaede Stage. Known for their three-part vocal harmonies, trio members Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks will warm up the stage with their original, upbeat songs played on a variety of instruments. The performance wraps up this year’s Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series at MSUM.
“(Kerri, Sue and Caroline are) immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates The Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless,” the group’s website says.
The three women were good friends pursuing solo careers when they came together in 2006 to perform at a Christmas concert at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. Shortly after that, they all quit their day jobs to pursue a full-time gig. Nine hundred and fifty shows and eight albums later, they’ve won a Juno Award (Canadian version of the GRAMMY) and the Canadian Folk Music Award four times.
One of their latest songs, “I See Gold,” topped the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart in January and is included on the group’s latest album, “Shapeshifters.” Although they are most often labeled “folk artists,” they released a rendition of the hip-hop song “Crabbuckit” by k-os a year ago. That song gained them thousands of fans in Europe, Australia, the UK and beyond.
Tickets to The Good Lovelies are $28 for adults, $24 for seniors and $12 for students with ID and can be purchased at www.mnstate.edu/perform or at 218-477-2271. Gaede Stage is located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on MSUM campus.
The Good Lovelies. Photo courtesy of MSUM Performing Arts.