The Be Good Tanyas
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, A Collection (compilation, 2012); most recent release of new material,Hello Love (2006)
Erin McKeown (vocally), a bit like Three Sheets to the Wind? The All Music Guide mentions Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Caitlin Cary, and Victoria Williams as comparisons. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Own and traditional
Alt-country traditionals and originals from a Canadian trio. Highly recommended for any people who love contemporary or traditional folk/Americana (JoAnn.Whetsell
Comments about live performance:
The buzz has been on the Be Good Tanyas, a Canadian trio. I really like their recorded work, but found them to be a somewhat low energy live group. I liked their set, but wasn't wowed like I expected to be. I later found that they put a lot more energy into dancing than they do to performing :) (neal)
Recommended first album:
2002—Nettwerk—0 6700 30245 2 5
Frazey Ford—guitar, vocals
Jolie Holland—vocals (1, 4), harmonies (5, 7, 11), fiddle (5, 7, 8, 11), guitar (1, 4)
A fun, new sound somewhere between bluegrass and...I don't know what. Great harmonies, lots of fun. (email@example.com)
2003—Nettwerk—0 6700 30311 2 7
Frazey Ford—guitar, mandolin (2), vocals, harmonies
Andrew Burden—double bass
Another wonderful album from the Tanyas though somewhat more melancholy than their first. (JoAnn.Whetsell
Sam Parton—acoustic guitar (3, 4, 8), mandolin, banjo (2, 8), piano, vocals, harmony vocals
The Be Good Tanyas (John Raham co-produced track 1)
I loved Blue Horse but took a while to warm up to Chinatown. Now along comes Hello Love, which might be the Tanyas' finest album yet. They're carving out a distinctive sound, in between the brightness of their first album and the melancholy of their second. There's a certain intensity, or edge, that I haven't heard from them before. I could have done without the cover of "When Doves Cry" (surprisingly, I rather like the instrumental on that one, and actually the song has grown on me), but other than that, this is 5 stars all the way. (JoAnn Whetsell)
The Be Good Tanyas' songs appear on several compilation albums. Two songs are only available on compilations: "Opal's Blues" (Because of Winn-Dixie soundtrack) and "Rudy" (Maybe This Christmas Too and A Winter's Night: The Best of Nettwerk Christmas).
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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