THE BE GOOD TANYAS
OCTOBER 11, 9PM
The BE GOOD TANYAS’ music has been described as beguiling, haunting, rustic, ambient, hobo-erotica, and goth folk. In the spring of 2000 they set out on the road to tour across America in a van. When they made it back they hunkered down to record their debut album, Blue Horse. After its release they continued to tour constantly around North America, over to the UK and once around Australia. They have graced the stages of numerous festivals and also played in many a stinky dive, but everywhere they have been received with enthusiasm and genuine approval. Throughout all this madness they managed to find time to record their second album; Chinatown. It's a good bunch of songs, old-tymey and new-tymey, lush harmonies, and raw soul delivery. The music could be depicted as a mixture of deep country, early American folk and blues, and soul. Or it could be described in terms of the instrumentation: Three true-singing women who play guitar (acoustic and electric), banjo, mandolin, and invent gorgeous harmony. But the most important thing about The Be Good Tanyas is the feeling you get when you listen to them. The Be Good Tanyas understand the lonesome, exhilarating feeling of leaving home with no destination. When they play, they instantly draw their audience into that same feeling. And they come by it honestly. Frazey Ford (guitar, vocals), Samantha Parton (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), and Trish Klein (electric guitar, banjo, vocals) each did their fair share of roaming, from Vancouver to the Prairies, San Francisco to New Orleans, the Ozarks to the Himalayas, before their personal quests brought them together musically. Their commonality of experience, purpose, vision, and tremendous talent are the key to the cohesive vibe of the band. Oh, and another thing about the Tanyas: Their career is taking off like a rocket. With CDs consistently selling out in stores across Canada since the October, 2000 release of Blue Horse (Festival Distribution), a ton of airplay on CBC and college radio, and bookings in clubs and festivals across North America, including an upcoming major label showcase at the Living Room in New York, they're well on their way to becoming a household name — at least in households that care about good music.
Tickets are $18.00 plus applicable service charges and are go on sale Friday, August 25 at noon and are available at ticketswest.com or hob.com, all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, or charge by phone at (800) 325-SEAT (7328)
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=40825
Added by sherylvanslyke on September 6, 2006