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Frazey Ford

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Frazey Ford
Ford performing in 2015
Background information
OriginEast Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresAmericana, soul
Years active2001–present

Frazey Obadiah Ford is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She joined the Be Good Tanyas in their first year. Her solo debut Obadiah was released on Nettwerk on July 20, 2010.[1]

Frazey Ford performing live in Germany, 2011

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 has had a strong influence 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 Castlegar, British Columbia.[4] She currently resides in Vancouver.[3]


  • Obadiah (2010)
  • Indian Ocean (2014)
  • U Kin B the Sun (2020)



  1. ^ Derdeyn, Stuart (June 15, 2010). "The Province Playlist featured artist: Frazey Ford". The Province. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Charlesworth, Jenny (June 29, 2010). "Frazey Ford bares her soul". Straight.com. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Derdeyn, Stuart (July 19, 2010). "Look who's got soul". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Scallan, Niamh. "Singer-songwriter searches her soul". The Vancouver Courier. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Ross, Rick. "Another Country with Rick Ross". BBC Radio Scotland. Retrieved October 8, 2010.

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