Part of the wonder of music is that there always seems to be artists to discover. Music festivals can be a treasure trove of musicians just waiting for our admiring ears. There are many, many summer festivals, I took in several and was really taken by the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The Good Lovelies were performing in front of the equally historic Bluenose II—what a backdrop! (Perhaps I am a little late in “lovely” appreciation; their first CD was released in 2007). Their harmonies were immediately captivating and their songs spoke to me of an upbeat attitude, which matched the sunshiny day. I bought the Let It Rain CD, and later in the summer, went on a road trip and brought the CD along. I really came to appreciate their music. I love the line “nothing can sink our smiles” from the song Made For Rain. …I also thought that songs with or about “umbrella” in them are immediate classics, like Rihanna’s Under My Umbrella, or the Hollies’ Bus Stop (“Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say, please share my umbrella”). The Good Lovelies version of Crabbuckit is also memorable as well as their own songs Backyard, and Oh What a Thing. Surely a treat for the folk harbour as well as the open road-trip!
Good Lovelies…Lovely Harmonies indeed!
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