Fresh off the release of her critically acclaimed debut solo record, Obadiah (via Nettwerk), Frazey Ford of The Be Good Tanyas is embarking on a U.S. tour. Starting this Thursday in Northampton, Frazey will play a series of intimate dates, including two sets at Portland’s Pickathon Festival. She’ll also be performing at a show for the annual Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville, playing a concert open to the public at The Rutledge on September 8.
To kick off the tour, Frazey has made a new stream of her soulful “Blue Streak Mama” available for press and fans. Check out the track HERE !
Over the past few weeks, Obadiah has been racking up positive reviews. The album was heralded by AllMusic as "a soul-slathered surprise," and Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered called the album a "a wonderful, wonderful record" during the show’s Summer Music Preview. The Boston Globe went further, writing that “Obadiah is — an unlikely marriage of plainspoken folk and blue-eyed-soul — It’s a luxuriant album that unfurls with acoustic guitar, hushed drums, banjo, organ, and little swells of strings…” Frazey was also selected to appear on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” which will air on September 7th.
Prior to releasing Obadiah, Frazey fronted the beloved East Vancouver alt folk trio, The Be Good Tanyas. She and the band achieved cult status since their beginning in the late ’90s, releasing classic albums like Blue Horse, Chinatown and Hello Love which received critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stoneand MOJO and selling out concert halls across North America and the UK. Don’t miss your chance to catch Frazey Ford on her U.S. tour this summer!
Frazey Ford Summer Tour Dates:
July 29 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
July 30 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Aug 01- Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club
Aug 07 - Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival
Aug 08 - Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival
Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Aug 11- Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe - presented by KCRW
Sept. 08 – Nashville, TN @ The Rutledge - 8pm (Part of the AMA Conference)