Woman Crush Wednesday: Good Lovelies

Good Lovelies
Today's Woman Crush Wednesday is more accurately, a Women Crush Wednesday - an amazing Canadian indie/folk/roots three-piece, the Good Lovelies. *Sigh* they're so great.

I first came across the Good Lovelies at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, where they performed in 2011. As an impressionable young fifteen-year-old, I was starstruck by the Good Lovelies' sweet harmonies (I couldn't sing to save myself), stage presence, witty stories and camaraderie. I still wish I had a girl gang like theirs. After the festival, I was inspired to draw the band and email them my artwork, in my first-ever act of fangirling (there have been ~a few~ since).

L-R: Sue Passmore, Kerri Ough & Caroline Brooks
Source: Good Lovelies Facebook page
Since the Good Lovelies live in Canada, visits to Australia are not exactly frequent. But return they did, around March this year. I scheduled a weekend in Melbourne to coincide with their show there. It was a great gig, and I finally got to meet Sue, Kerri and Caroline. I've now followed up that show with a new portrait, above.

Photos from the recent Melbourne show
Here's a video of the Good Lovelies performing a familiar song, here's a sweet love song, and a creative cover. You can listen to all of their songs here.

The Good Lovelies are strong, intelligent and beautiful women - hugely inspirational despite my complete lack of musical talent/ambition - and 100% deserving of the 'Women Crush' that was born at the National three years ago. Not only do I love this band, I'm also a huge fan of maple syrup, Anne of Green Gables and Half Moon Run, so it looks like I'll have to make my way to Canada ASAP!


This is the second instalment in my series of Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) posts featuring my portraits of women whose beauty shines from the inside out.

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Hello there, we're Maddie and Ellen; two friends blogging about the things we find beautiful, fascinating and inspiring. We love DIY projects, fashion, food, art and music. Our aim is to never stop creating and learning.


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