Frazey Ford at St. James Hall

Frazey Ford at St. James Hall, Vancouver, Dec. 4 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Frazey Ford at St. James Hall, Vancouver, Dec. 4 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – Frazey Ford at St. James Hall, Vancouver, Dec. 4 2014.

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

Frazey Ford on tour for her second solo album, Indian Ocean. The lead single is “September Fields,” which premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered.

Ford is also known as the lead voice of Vancouver-based alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas. She released her debut solo album Obadiah in 2010.

For Indian Ocean, Ford recorded with Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section. The band includes Charles Hodges (organ), Leroy Hodges (bass) and Teenie Hodges (guitar), who recently passed away. Backup vocalists include Debra Jean Creelman and Caroline Ballhorn. John Raham co-produced the album, which was recorded, mixed and mastered between Memphis’s Royal Studios and Vancouver’s Afterlife Studios.

“It was an amazing feeling being in that studio, singing into those old microphones, and collaborating with these incredibly talented heroes of subtle groove and soul. I could feel the history and vibe of that place coming up through the floor,” Ford said in a press release for the album.

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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