Frazey Ford

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Frazey Ford
Frazey Ford at Hillside Festival 2015.jpg
Ford performing at the 2015 Hillside Festival
Background information
Born Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
Origin East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Americana, soul
Years active 2001–present
Labels Nettwerk
Associated acts The Be Good Tanyas

Frazey Ford is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was a founding member of The Be Good Tanyas. Her solo debut Obadiah was released on Nettwerk on July 20, 2010.[1]

Jenny Charlesworth of The Georgia Straight wrote that a few of the songs "swing with a mellow neo-soul beat enlivened by buttery vocals", and noted influences from rhythm and blues singers Ann Peebles, Roberta Flack, and Donny Hathaway.[2] Ford also credits her free spirited parents (her father was an American conscientious objector who moved to Canada), and being a mother as strong influences on her songwriting.[3][4]

Obadiah takes its name from Ford's middle name "Obadiah". When she was born, her parents asked her brothers to choose her middle name; they decided to name her after their pet cat Obadiah that had recently run away.[5]

Ford was raised in the Kootenays in Southeastern British Columbia, and Toronto.[4][6] She currently resides in Vancouver.[3]


  • Obadiah (2010)
  • Indian Ocean (2014)


  1. ^ Derdeyn, Stuart (15 June 2010). "The Province Playlist featured artist: Frazey Ford". The Province. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Charlesworth, Jenny. "Frazey Ford bares her soul". Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Derdeyn, Stuart (19 July 2010). "Look who's got soul". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Scallan, Niamh. "Singer-songwriter searches her soul". The Vancouver Courier. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Ross, Rick. "Another Country with Rick Ross". BBC Radio Scotland. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Adams, Rob (6 October 2010). "A talent for healing folk". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 

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