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HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

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Vancouver-based Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice. A graceful collision of soul and psychedelia and sometimes ’70s funk, her latest album U kin B the Sun, invites both self-reflection and wildly joyful movement, and ultimately sparks a quiet transcendence.

A founding member of seminal folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Ford’s award-winning 2014 solo album 'Indian Ocean' was recorded with Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section – iconic architects of the Memphis soul sound. Named one of the top releases of 2014, 'Indian Ocean' is an acclaimed country soul gem.

Performing live, Soul-Americana singer-songwriter Frazey Ford is a captivating presence, supported by the intoxicating lilt of her band. Part of Ford’s international tour and celebrating the return of international acts to the Festival stage, join us for this deeply purifying opening night performance.

“Ford’s voice is magnetic enough to tilt the Earth's axis, the grooves so deep and plush that they could upholster a Cadillac” - Q Magazine

“Lyrics like Joni Mitchell and a voice à la Macy Gray, but all her indelibly own” - GQ Magazine, Best 5 Albums of 2020

“Ford sings with such reserved and sultry passion…. you can practically feel her swimming in the groove” - American Songwriter ★★★★

“An antidote to hopelessness” - Exclaim! 8/10

“A blissed out psychedelic mantra” - Financial Times UK ★★★★

The JUNO Awards 2015
Best Roots Album Nominee – Indian Ocean

2015 Polaris Music Prize
Nominee – Indian Ocean

2016 West Coast Music Awards
Best Roots Artist – Indian Ocean

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Performance Times

  14 October 2022 7:30pm

Ticket Price

  $59 (+ fees)A Res Adult
  $54 ( + fees)A Res Conc
  $49 ( + Fees)B Res Adult
  $44 (+ fees)B Res Conc


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