The Be Good Tanyas
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This Vancouver, Canada-based roots act was formed in 1999 by Samantha Parton (guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo), Frazey Ford (guitar/vocals) and Trish Klein (guitar, banjo, vocals), who were initially joined by fourth member Jolie Holland (17 May 1976, Houston, Texas, USA; guitar, violin, vocals). Klein and Ford had previously played together in another band, while Parton first met the latter when they were both tree-planting in the Kootenays. They made their debut busking in the street outside the Lilith Fair show in Vancouver, and had soon built up a loyal following on the local folk circuit. The Be Good Tanyas recorded their low-budget debut Blue Horse in an old wooden shack on the outskirts of Vancouver. The album, which was released independently at the end of 2000, started life as a project devised by producer and teacher Garth Futcher who asked the group to record with his class of production students. Suitably impressed by what he heard, Futcher ended up...