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Frazey Ford and The Bros. Landreth


Aladdin Theater Southeast
Tue., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. 2014 21+



Canadian-based alt-folk band the Be Good Tanyas always dose their string-band shuffle with as much soul as you could reasonably expect from a string band. Even still, lead vocalist Frazey Ford's strikingly soulful croon usually outdistances her band's efforts. This is not a problem on Ford's new solo album, Indian Ocean, which was recorded in part at legendary producer Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios in Memphis and features Al Green's band, the Hi Rhythm Section, as her backing band. As you might guess, the band plays its role beautifully, pouring out classic soul that glows with aching horn crescendos, softly burbling keys, and absolutely perfect pace. Most singers would be overwhelmed by the instrumentals here, but Ford holds her own, pushing her luscious alto into uncharted territory while also matching the Hi Rhythm Section's sense of restraint. That Ford makes it sound easy is pretty incredible—a fair description of Indian Ocean, too. BEN SALMON

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. 2014