As spring ushers out the chilly Canadian air, Springfield welcomes a breath of fresh air from the Great White North when The Good Lovelies come to town.
The folk-pop trio from Toronto will perform Friday at the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s Kuss Auditorium. The show is part of the Clark State Club Kuss Series.
A three-part harmony band, Kerri Ough, Caroline Brooks and Sue Passmore keep their shows moving along playing acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, mandolin, brass and percussion.
Ough said although roots or folk-pop is how they are normally classified, some people hear influences as diverse as the Andrews Sisters. But the style is undeniably theirs.
“All three of us sing lead and backup vocals, which makes for a varied show,” said Ough. “We perform our own music and a few of our favorite songs written by other artists, tell stories and banter with each other between songs.”
The Good Lovelies have become a fixture at the Juno Awards in recent years, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Their most recent album, 2012’s “Let the Rain Fall,” was nominated for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year, with upbeat songs such as “Kiss Me in the Kitchen” and “Made for Rain.”
After extensive touring throughout their native Canada, the U.S., England and Australia, Ough said their music is enjoyable to most any audience, given they want to have fun.
“We attract a certain type of person to our shows — one who likes to have a good time, laugh out loud and banter with us. Each new town keeps us on our toes, making us want to bring our very best show to each new crowd, and we’ve noticed audiences are more alike than you’d think. It’s the best part of the job to accomplish that feat.”
The Club Kuss Series will offer a lobby party at 6 p.m. prior to the show with free appetizers and a cash bar.
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