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Frazey Ford to finish up Wide Skies Music festival with new music

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Vancouver musician Frazey Ford returns to Lethbridge with her band the Quiet Revolution for the Wide Skies music Festival, Aug, 1 at Southminster United Church with the Cave singers.
 It will be a rare chance to see Ford this summer, who is working on new music.

Frazey Ford plays the Wide Slkies Music Festival, Aug. 1. photo submitted
“ We’re not doing a ton of  gigs this summer,” said Ford, a  founding member of folk trio the Be Good  Tanyas, who she formed with Trish Klein and Samantha Parton back in  2000 and played together for a solid decade.
“ The were a good representation of the music I grew up listening to,” said Ford.

“ Trish was in my band for years,” she observed, adding she is always expanding her musical horizons. She went to Memphis to record with some of the classic soul musicians for her last album, and is writing new music for her debut  album for the record label Arts and Crafts.

“ I was with Nettwerk for years but decided to change,” she said.
“I’ve released  two singles with Arts and Crafts. but I don’t know when they will release the album. It’s two thirds written and I’m simultaneously recording,” she said.

“ The new music is hard to describe. I’m terrible at describing music. It’s going to be a surprise. There is definitely more groove,” she said.

 She hasn’t been to Lethbridge  for several years.
“But for whatever reason I’m playing Alberta more than ever. I played the block Heater  Festival in Calgary and have played the Calgary Folk Festival. I’m also playing a lot in Edmonton,” she said.


She will be joined by her band  the Quiet Revolution including bassist Darrin Parris, drummer Leon Power, guitarist Craig MacCaul and singer Caroline Balloni.

Frazey Ford and the Cave Singers play Wide Skies Music Festival, Aug. 1 in Southminster United Church. Tickets are $55 for the concert which begins at 8 p.m.
Festival passes are $105 which include admission to Shovel and Ropes and Little Miss Higgins on July 30 (tickets are $60 plus a five dollar service charge for that concert otherwise) and Frazey Ford and The Cave Singers on Aug 1 ($50 plus $5 service charge otherwise) as well as the July 31 afterparties at the Owl Acoustic Lounge featuring the Weber Brothers and at the Slice with Tom Phillips. Otherwise admission is $10 for each of those. Passes also include priority seating in the church if it rains during the free outdoor festival and a swag bag.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:40 )  
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