The Be Good Tanyas To Release Limited-Edition 'Blue Horse' Vinyl; Band Reunites For Tour Dates

“The combination of delicacy and fire in the act’s three-part vocal harmonies – added to the conviction of its performances – means that it only takes a few seconds of listening to [Blue Horse] to understand why Nettwerk signed the trio.” - Billboard

“On its debut, this all-female British Columbia trio, much like kindred new traditionalist spirits like Gillian Welch, explores a carefully chosen selection of deep country, early American folk, lonesome blues and soul.” – Rolling Stone

It’s been 10 years since Vancouver-based, alt-folk trio The Be Good Tanyas released their critically-lauded debut album Blue Horse on Nettwerk Records. To celebrate, the band has announced that they will released a special, limited edition 180-gram vinyl on July 5, 2011, with a deluxe 2-LP gatefold, 28-page songbook and digital download card. The vinyl will include the 12 original tracks from Blue Horse, as well as three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

The Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton and Trish Klein—have achieved cult status since their inception in the late ‘90s. With classic albums like Blue Horse (2000), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006), the three young women were met with ever growing critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stone and MOJO, and selling out concert halls across North America and Europe. Combining original material with traditional standards, the Tanyas’ stunning vocals and seamless harmonies, combined with gorgeous acoustic instrumentation, resulted in music that was warm, honest and captivating.

Keep reading for more information on the Blue Horse vinyl and tour dates...

As previously mentioned, the Blue Horse commemorative vinyl includes the original song order, along with three bonus tracks. Two of these, “Mule on the Mountain” and “Ain’t No Change,” are previously unreleased songs from the original Blue Horse recording sessions and feature founding member Jolie Holland. These tracks recall the thrill of the band’s unique, unpolished sound, and their love of early American folk and blues. The final bonus track, “Be Good Tanya,” at last reveals the origin of the band’s name, residing in the wit and skill of San Francisco songwriter Obo Martin, whose songwriting inspired the band from their first rehearsal. Rather than include a cover of “Be Good Tanya,” the band chose to include a recording of the songwriter himself performing the song that gave them their name.

To mark this special anniversary, The Be Good Tanyas are reuniting for a select run of Western dates this summer, which kick off with an appearance at the Vancouver 125 Festival at Brockton Point (Stanley Park) on July 8.

The Be Good Tanyas Tour Dates:
Fri, July 8 Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver 125 Festival
Sat, July 9/Sun, July 10 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
Wed, Aug 17 Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre**
Fri, Aug 19 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre**
Sat, Aug 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sun, Aug 21 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
**As special guests of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Blue Horse Vinyl Track List:

SIDE A
1. The Littlest Birds
2. Broken Telephone
3. Rain and Snow
4. Lakes of Pontchartrain

SIDE B
1. Only in The Past
2. The Coo Coo Bird
3. Dogsong aka Sleep Dog Lullaby
4. Momsong

SIDE C
1. Don’t You Fall
2. Up Against The Wall
3. Oh Susanna
4. Light Enough To Travel

SIDE D (BONUS TRACKS)
1. Mule On The Mountain
- Jolie Holland and The Be Good Tanyas
2. Ain’t No Change
- Jolie Holland and The Be Good Tanyas
3. Be Good Tanya
- Obo Martin

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