Limestone tribute

On the Good Lovelies tour, fans can expect both original material and holiday classics

The way the Good Lovelies originated is unclear; Sue Passmore remembers meeting during a limbo competition, Caroline Brooks recalls meeting at a chess tournament and Kerri Ough thinks it was during a bar fight.
The way the Good Lovelies originated is unclear; Sue Passmore remembers meeting during a limbo competition, Caroline Brooks recalls meeting at a chess tournament and Kerri Ough thinks it was during a bar fight.
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Folk-country trio the Good Lovelies released their new album, Let The Rain Fall, in February with a special track entitled “Kingston.”

Caroline Brooks wrote the song when she way away touring with the band while her husband was living in Kingston.

“She was dreaming and thinking of Kingston, where her heart was, and this song was born,” said Kerri Ough, the band’s vocalist, guitarist, banjoist and bassist.

A video for the song has been recorded and should be released in the next few weeks. In the meantime the band is preparing to embark on their Christmas Tour, with a stop in Kingston on Dec. 14.

The band released Under The Mistletoe in 2009, featuring holiday classics and three original songs.

“The first time we played together was in the month of December and people kept asking us if we would be recording them,” Ough said. “When we play Christmas shows people get a little bit more into that loving, holiday spirit.”

But concert goers shouldn’t expect only Christmas carols at the Good Lovelies show. Ough said the set list will also include original material from 2009’s Good Lovelies and Let the Rain Fall.

“We can’t help ourselves,” she said “We’re a band that writes our own music so we really want play some of those tunes as well.”

After a busy year with tours in the U.S., U.K. and their first tour in Australia, the band is happy to be back in Ontario.

“It’s great because we get to have a homecoming and thank everyone for supporting us while we’ve been away,” Ough said. “All the places we are stopping in Ontario have a special place in our hearts.”

The band will bring a full van to Kingston. Ough, Brooks and Sue Passmore will rotate between acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, percussion, banjo and keyboard. Bassist Ben Whiteley, of New Country Rehab, will join them.

The Good Lovelies play Chalmers United Church on Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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