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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

A Collection CD review - A Collection
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 »»»
Hello Love CD review - Hello Love
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 – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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