Frazey Ford demonstrates that the lines between country, folk and soul are a lot thinner than one might think. She first gained attention as one third of The Be Good Tanyas - a group that was more Kentucky bluegrass than Memphis soul - but as a solo artist, Ford has stretched beyond that frame. Ford temporarily relocated to Memphis to record her 2014 Indian Ocean album with none other than Al Green's amazing Hi Rhythm Section backing her up - a dream come true for a Vancouver girl with a soulful spirit. While the soul thing may have been a surprise to the fans who only knew Ford from her 13 years with TBGT, it couldn't have sounded more natural. And with her latest release, 2020's U kin B the Sun, Ford's familiar timbre takes listeners to darker and groovier haunts: the result of personal growth and an intentional exploration of boundaries. Bold, sensual and confidently fragile, Ford is obviously not afraid to explore what lurks inside her, either musically or emotionally. Talk about baring your soul.
Biography by Elizabeth Chorney Booth