• Frazey Ford’s ‘Obadiah’ Debuts All Over Canadian Charts


    Frazey Ford’s solo debut album Obadiah was released last week to praise from critics and fans alike; today Obadiah enters the Canadian Top Current Album Chart at #74 with 729 albums sold and lands at #6 on the Overall Digital Album Chart, putting Frazey among such artists as Eminem, Sheryl Crow and Jack Johnson, and ahead of Drake and M.I.A. Obadiah also appears on six different regional charts. Frazey also came in at #44 in the US on the Billboard HeatSeeker.

    Here is Blue Streak Mama off Obadiah:

    Frazey Ford – Blue Streak Mama by nettwerkmusicgroup

    The former front-woman and unmistakable voice of Vancouver alt-folk trio The Be Good Tanyas recently wrapped her Canadian tour dates, including three shows with the 2010 Lilith Tour. She is now preparing to launch the US leg of her tour later this week with her band The Quiet Revolution before heading to the UK. Fans in Canada should tune in to CBC’s “The Drive” on August 3 on Radio 2 to listen to Frazey talk about Obadiah. Frazey will also appear on LA-based KCRW’s influential program “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on September 7. (tour dates below)

    Check out the international praise that Frazey and Obadiah are receiving:

    “It’s a multi-generational sonic quilt you just can’t wait to sink into, and her voice is one you hope will linger in your mind for a long time.” — Exclaim!

    “A quiet stunner that begs comparison to the best of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell while still standing out as wholly original.” — The Daily Beast

    “It’s hard to think of another singer who suggests Dolly Parton, Ann Peebles and Feist.” — New York Times

    “Ford proves she’s a hypnotic singer-songwriter in her own right.”– The Boston Globe

    “…consistently rewarding…an album of approachable country soul, presented by an artist who recalls the pop charm of Melanie, the gentler side of Otis Redding, the striking colours of Joni Mitchell, the confidence of Buffy Sainte-Marie and the odd, breathy lilts of Cat Power or Feist.” — Globe And Mail (3.5/4 stars)

    “From the silky grooves of opening track ‘Firecracker,’ to the testifying ode to caffeine ‘One More Cup of Coffee,’ Ford belts it out like she was born to sing soul.”
– Ottawa Citizen

    “With quavering, soulful voice and songs in her heart, The Be Good Tanyas singer delivers a timeless debut solo album. A gem that’s polished but with just enough rough edges…” — The Sun (4 stars)

    Frazey Ford tour dates:
    July 29 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
    July 30 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    Aug 01- Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club
    Aug 07 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival
    Aug 08 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival
    Aug 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    Aug 11- Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe – presented by KCRW
    Sept. 08 – Nashville, TN @ The Rutledge – 8pm (Part of the AMA Conference)

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