Frazey Ford, Obadiah
A former Be Good Tanya goes solo
On Obadiah, singer/songwriter Frazey Ford forges her own path — her first away from her former Americana outing, the Be Good Tanyas. This set isn't a drastic change from the band's body of rich, harmony-laden folk tunes, but where the Tanyas spent a decent amount of time on traditional songs and frequently covered artists like Neil Young and Dolly Parton, Ford mostly forges her own path, save for a cover of Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee." Her own songs span the topics of motherhood, religion and nature, all over a calming combination of acoustic guitar, banjo, and subtle drums. With her wavering — albeit sometimes mumbled — alto at the forefront, Ford proves she can do just fine without the other ladies at her side.