Her music may not fit the confines of one specific genre, but one thing is certain: when Frazey Ford brings her blend of smooth jazz and smoky soul to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre (VDPAC) April 20, the audience will be transported to a world where it’s safe to move freely and look inwards.
Based in Vancouver, the former lead singer and guitarist of The Be Good Tanyas, Ford blends folk, soul and psychedelia as her third album, U Kin B the Sun, flows through a mesmerizing world of soft beats and ‘70s funk sure to get audiences moving.
“I used to speak more in metaphors, but this album came out in a much more raw and direct way,” said Ford. “I’d say that’s a result of being more in my body and more in touch with the wholeness of anger, with taking up space and having boundaries. On this record, I freed myself from the folk-writing format, and it’s been a whole different exploration for me.”
VDPAC artistic director Erin Kennedy calls Ford a “spellbinding performer” whose unique sound “lets us escape and leave our day behind us as we’re enveloped in her beautiful music and storytelling.”
To check out the Wednesday, April 20 show, visit ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-SHOW(7469).
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