The Be Good Tanyas’ Frazey Ford released her debut solo album Obadiah on July 20th. Obadiah combines Frazey’s gorgeous sultry vocals that helped define the Tanyas' sound, with her ever growing love for soul music, adding a rich fullness and bottom end to the 13 tracks that comprise the debut. Free MP3 dowload of the single Firecracker here.
Recorded during a blissful Vancouver summer, Obadiah is a collection of songs hand-carved by the hardships and exaltations of life, and stained with the rich colors of soul and folk music that fueled artists like Joni Mitchell, Ann Peebles, Neil Young, and Donny Hathaway.
Fronting the beloved East Vancouver alt folk trio, The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey and the band achieved cult status since their beginning in the late 90's. With classic albums Blue Horse, Chinatown and Hello Love, the three young women received critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stone and MOJO and selling out concert halls across North America and Europe.
Frazey Ford, The Sweet Remains, and Reed Foehl play the Iron Horse next Thursday, July 29th at 7pm. Tickets here.