Be Good Tanya's Ford tour, releases CD
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
– The Be Good Tanyas' Frazey Ford tours this summer in Canada and the U.S. starting in late June.
Kicking off as part of the 2010 Lilith Tour, Frazey is set to play stages throughout North America in support of her debut solo album "Obadiah," out July 20. Early support for debut single Firecracker includes a recent spotlight on NPR's All Things Considered by guest host and KCRW music director Jason Bentley.
Recorded in the summer in Vancouver, the CD is a collection of songs of soul and folk music.
Ford is lead singer and one third of the East Vancouver alt folk trio, The Be Good Tanyas .
Tour dates are:
June 27 Calgary, Canada 2010 Lilith Tour
June 28 Edmonton, Canada 2010 Lilith Tour
July 1 Vancouver 2010 Lilith Tour
July 19 Montreal Café Campus
July 20 Wakefield, Canada Blacksheep Inn
July 21 Toronto Hugh's Room
July 23,24 Guelph. Ontario, Canada Hillside Music Festival
July 29 Nothhampton, Mass. Iron Horse Music Hall
July 30 New York Le Poisson Rouge
Aug. 1 Arlington, Va. IOTA Club
Aug. 7-8 Happy Valley, Ore. Pickathon Festival
Aug. 10 San Francisco The Independent
Aug. 11 Los Angeles The Hotel Café
CD reviews for The Be Good Tanyas
At first glance, the idea of an anthology for a band that's released only three albums over the course of a dozen years or so seems a bit unnecessary. After all, anyone wishing to catch up might be better advised to pick up the original albums, being that it might make little difference as far as any hit to the wallet is concerned. However now that The Be Good Tanyas have dissolved, at least for the time being, it's understandable that their label might want to offer a final glimpse in »»»
The secret of the Be Good Tanyas' sonic success is as much about what you don't find on their first two albums - 2001's "Blue Horse" and 2003's "Chinatown" - as what you do. The Vancouver trio (Samantha Parton, Trish Klein and Frazey Ford; they once featured antique chanteuse Jolie Holland) has an innate ability to inject an amazing amount of passion and power into the sparest arrangements, performing folk, blues and country originals and covers with equal »»»
A uniquely interesting blend of influences, The Be Good Tanyas made a promising, well-received debut with 2001's "Blue Horse." Combining elements of traditional forms - old time country, folk and blues - with captivating harmonies into a subtly, inescapably insinuating whole, the three ladies (Frazey Ford and Samantha Parton on guitar and mandolin, alternating on lead vocals/harmonies, with Trish Klein accompanying on electric guitar, banjo, harmonica and harmonies) have crafted an even better, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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