The Good Lovelies perform in Monroe, Wis., Nov. 30

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MONROE, Wis. — Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies prove they are not your run-of-the-mill “all-girl” band. At a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and recovering from recession, these three women are the perfect antidote.

The Good Lovelies will bring their special brand of music to the Monroe Arts Center stage, located at 1315 11th St. in Monroe, Wis., at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30.

The aptly-named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, all of them best friends and refugees from solo careers.

Part Western Swing and part folk-roots music, this Toronto-based trio, who entertain with textbook three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road, have enlivened the swing and folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006.

The lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions of Brooks (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass), Ough (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboard, bass) and Passmore (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion) have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit. With three albums under their belts — Good Lovelies Oh My! (2007), Under the Mistletoe (2009) and Let the Rain Fall (2011) — the Good Lovelies won New Emerging Artist at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2010, they received a prestigious Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots Album of the Year.

Reserved seat tickets for The Good Lovelies are $25, $20 for adults, and $10 for students 18 years of age and younger. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office at 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis., by calling the Monroe Arts Center at (608) 325-5700 or 888-596-1249, or online at

Posted Nov. 29, 2012

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