Vancouver-based Soul-Americana artist Frazey Ford released her critically acclaimed album ‘U kin B the Sun’ earlier this year (which Q, rest in peace, described as “Magnetic enough to tilt the Earth’s axis”) and managed to play a handful of Canadian cities before everything went crazy. For the many people that have yet to catch the album in person, Frazey will be performing two virtual performances to be broadcast live from the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 26th and 27th as part of Live Nation’s ‘Live From Inside” livestream series. Continue reading “Frazey Ford announces livestream concerts – next week”
After starting out with the retro folk band the Be Good Tanyas, for her third solo album since 2010, Vancouver-based artist Frazey Ford has all but completely eliminated the Americana influences that permeated her previous two productions. Rather, on ‘U Kin Be The Sun’ she concentrates on producing what sounds, on the face of it, like a straightforward, solid slab of mid-paced, well-polished Southern soul, leaning towards 1970s-tinged funk and gospel and with Ford’s intense yet indolent voice over-arching proceedings with astonishingly potent force.
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Touring before a new album is released can be risky. There’s a desire from the artist to showcase their new material but these are songs that the audience doesn’t yet know. The sense of audience expectation is based on much loved tracks from previous albums and snap judgements can made on unfamiliar new songs. Frazey Ford notes that tonight’s Celtic Connections’ gig is essentially the first that she’s playing to tour her new album ‘U Kin Be The Sun’. It’s a risk she recognises as she observes that she’s “Here to play some old songs, to play some new songs and to try not to f**k things up.” Continue reading “Frazey Ford @Celtic Connections, Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, 23rd January 2020”