WHAT: The Be Good Tanyas in Concert
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2012—8:00pm
WHERE: Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs CO
TICKETS: $20 to $50
Vancouver might not be a traditional place to find an old-time band, but don't tell The Be Good Tanyas. Formed in 1999, the sweet harmonies of Sam Parton, Frazey Ford and Trish Klein flow over fingerpicked folk, country, blues and old-time jazz for acoustic music cast in sepia tones. They got their name from a song by music pioneer Obo Martin ("Be Good Tanya"). Their latest release, A Collection, is a 16-song career retrospective. The collection includes two brand new tracks, "Little Black Bear" and "Gospel Song," and two new mixes of previously released tracks.
If someone is looking for traditional American sounds that return to the Jimmie Rodgers/Carter Family era, those sounds are found in this trio. If a person longs for sparse instrumentation along with voices that do not bellow or boast, that is precisely what is provided with these three ladies. If a person wants to hear performers who embrace the folk, country, and blues roots of American music with a little touch of the contemporary, The Be Good Tanyas are voices that come out of the wilderness and onto center stage, performing music that transcends their birthdates and transports their listeners from the past to the present and vice-versa.
Perhaps things happened too quickly for Sam Parton, Frazey Ford and Trish Klein. At first, they were just friends who enjoyed playing music together and they admittedly didn’t have a plan of where they wanted to take things. This ‘light’ approach paid off and the combination of their appealing personas, gorgeous voices and impeccable taste in roots music made them an instantly endearing and enjoyable group of musicians to listen to and spend time with.
As of 2008, the band was on hiatus, to unwind from the stresses of touring and to pursue other interests. In 2011 at the invitation of the City of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary committee and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Be Good Tanyas regrouped and committed to a limited series of performances. As one of the best-loved outfits in Canada’s musical history, this came as good news to almost everyone. Their return to the stage couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time as it also marked the tenth anniversary of ‘Blue Horse’, their debut album that still sounds as good as it did a decade ago.
Frazey Ford was a headliner at the 2011 MeadowGrass Music Festival held in Black Forest on Memorial Day weekend.
This will be their only appearance in Colorado on this tour.
Tickets are $20 for KRCC members (must be purchased at the KRCC studio, 912 N. Weber, Colorado Springs), $25 general admission and $30 day of show price for everyone. A special $50 VIP ticket includes a pre-concert party and “meet and greet” with the artists with food catered by Blue Sage, beer by Bristol Brewing and wine by Sovereignty Wines.
Tickets are available on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the KRCC studio, 912 N. Weber, Colorado Springs, CO.
This concert is co-presented by A Music Company Inc. and KRCC Concerts.
For more information contact A Music Company Inc. at 719-576-5945 or KRCC at 719-473-4802.
A Music Company Inc. shows are sponsored by Heuberger Motors, Bluescolorado.com,Colorado Springs Independent, Peak Radar and Easy Street Designs.