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The Be Good Tanyas

Frazey Ford - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Frazey Ford, best known as the co-founder of Canadian folk trio The Be Good Tanyas, grew up with soul music in her blood. In fact, before her days harmonizing with The Be Good Tanyas, she was in a soul band. Her first solo outing, Obadiah, started to reveal Frazey's romance with soul music, in particular, the Memphis sound. This was apparent to documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon who by chance heard a song from Obadiah on the radio. Following an inspired thought, he tracked down Frazey to suggest that she come to Memphis to record with Al Green’s legendary session band, The Hi Rhythm Section, at Royal Studios.

The Be Good Tanyas - Words and Music - 2006

by Claudia Marshall
Photo by Erin Stanfield
Since their 2001 debut 'Blue Horse,' Canadian trio The Be Good Tanyas have blended country, blues, gospel, and folk into new songs and sounds. Now on the new album 'Hello Love,' they also feature songwriters like Neil Young, Sean Hayes, and yes - Prince - and recently came by WFUV to talk with Claudia Marshall about the project.

Frazey Ford - Words and Music - 2010

by Claudia Marshall
Frazey Ford made a name for herself as a member of the alt-country folk group Be Good Tanyas throughout the aughts. The band isn't making new music right now, but Frazey has come out with a new album, 'Obadiah,' which shows off her love of soul music, and her family's Texas roots which she talked about with WFUV's Claudia Marshall. [7/29/10]