The Tuning Fork & Southern Fork Americana Fest are excited to announce Vancouver-based Soul-Americana artist Frazey Ford will be playing at The Tuning Fork, Auckland - an addition to her already announced performances for Dunedin Arts Festival and Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival.
Frazey Ford released her critically acclaimed album U kin B the Sun via Arts & Crafts on February 7, 2020. Ford is a founding member of the seminal folk band The Be Good Tanyas. She has previously released two critically acclaimed solo albums, including her 2014 album Indian Ocean which made the Polaris Prize long list and was nominated for a Juno in 2015 in the best roots album category. This album was recorded with Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the Memphis soul sound. It was named one of the top releases of 2014, an acclaimed country soul gem inviting comparisons to Cat Power’s The Greatest. The video for Frazey’s song Done from this album has now captured over 2.5 million view on YouTube and still counting.
Her new album has garnered incredible international reviews. At turns ecstatic and heavy-hearted, gloriously shambolic, and deeply purifying, U kin Be the Sun has been praised as “her best yet” (The Times) for its “dramatic and rather dazzling” (Uncut) blend of Ford’s mesmerizing vocals and percussion-soaked grooves. Performing live, Frazey Ford is a captivating presence supported by the intoxicating lilt of her band. Fans can anticipate seeing her again in the fall 2022 when she tours in the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland and the UK.
Frazey is making up for lost time and has, in the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022, managed to undertake sold out tour dates in the USA, UK and a full national tour of Canada.
Many fans have yet to experience the new record live. Frazey is still playing catch up with tour dates originally postponed from March 2020 now scheduled into 2022. Frazey’s new live show for her U Kin B the Sun album gives fans the irreplaceable intimate, live experience featuring Frazey and her excellent band members showcasing songs from her new album as well as fan favorites.