The Be Good Tanyas Like Each Other Again

Published: 2005-04-29
In a recent Globe and Mail article, the members of the urban folk band The Be Good Tanyas said they've spent most of 2005 learning to like each other again. The trio licensed their song "The Littlest Bird" to a Zellers television commercial last year resulting in a rift of ideologies. Some fans ridiculed the decision while others saw it has the next logical step towards the mainstream.

The band has been a fixture on the Canadian roots scene since their 2001 debut album Blue Horse, which went on to sell over 100,000 copies. The Zellers incident coupled with their endless touring schedule resulted in the band feeling overwhelmed.

The B.C. band formed in 1999 as a 4 piece made up of members Frazey Ford, Trish Klein, Jolie Holland, and Samantha Parton. They slowly made a name for themselves playing street corners, basements and galleries all over Vancouver. Holland left the band and the remaining members released their first album Blue Horse in 2001 followed by 2003's Chinatown.

According to the Tanyas official website, the trio are working on a new album to be released sometime this year. This July the band will be heading to Europe to play some shows in the U.K. and Denmark. They will be back in Canada later that month to play the Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario, which runs July 22nd to 24th.

Writer: Trent McMartin



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