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The Be Good Tanyas, Nathan, Ora Cogan

Thu. November 30th 2006 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: Live Nation

Few other West Coast bands have become popular both critically and with audiences as swiftly as the Be Good Tanyas. With their exquisite harmonies, heart-in-throat melodies and lyrics, and rootsy folk, country and bluegrass instrumental touches, the trio of Frazey Ford, Trish Klein and Samantha Parton have quietly and unassumingly charmed the music world. The Vancouver-based group’s debut Blue Horse was a sleeper hit that ended up on many critics’ top ten lists and brought the band international attention. The Be Good Tanyas soon found themselves touring with major artists, playing festivals, and headlining sold-out shows. The U.K. especially developed a love for the band, and The Tanyas remain a hot ticket overseas.

Chinatown, the group’s follow-up, further enhanced their reputation as musicians, songwriters, singers, and fearless interpreters of other people’s material, both traditional and contemporary. This tradition continues with Hello Love, the group’s latest, which includes The Be Good Tanyas’ head-turning take on Prince’s classic pop hit “When Doves Cry”, as well as a cover of Neil Young’s “For the Turnstiles”, and several of their own stunning songs.

The Be Good Tanyas

Their music has been described as beguiling, haunting, rustic, ambient, hobo-erotica, and goth-folk. They are Frazey Ford, Trish Klein, and Samantha Parton. They first met in the mountains of BC, at tree-planting camps and open-stages. After traveling separately they met again one particularly dark rainy, dismal winter in Vancouver. At Trish's C... more info

Ora Cogan Band (psych/folk/blues/minimal) more info
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