Route 97 Culture is thrilled to announce the return of more live music and entertainment to the Okanagan region and the BC interior, presenting the unforgettable Frazey Ford at The Cleland Community Theatre on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.
Music enthusiasts, get ready to mark your calendars because these are events you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets for Frazey Ford at: route97culture.com
On the heels of Frazey’s sold out 2023 tours in the UK, Europe and the USA, Frazey is excited to be delivering her live show supporting her U Kin B the Sun album with her full band to an Okanagan audience.
Of her new album, critics have been unanimous in their assessment that this is her best album to date.
“A powerful, tender collection that recalls the testifying soul of Anne Peebles and the earthy country rock of Emmy Lou Harris.”— The Times, UK
Adding to the excitement, Frazey Ford recently released a stunning single with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) called “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” in August as a part of the Epoch box set – which tells the untold story of DeYarmond Edison, a short-lived band formed by childhood friends Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon, and Joe Westerlund.”
Renowned for her soulful and distinctive musical style, Ford is known as a founding member of the critically acclaimed folk trio The Be Good Tanyas – and her solo career has earned her widespread praise. With a mesmerizing voice that effortlessly fuses folk, soul, and R&B influences, she has released a series of captivating albums, including “Obadiah” and “Indian Ocean,” each showcasing her poignant songwriting and emotive vocals. Ford’s music resonates with authenticity and deep introspection, drawing listeners into a world of heartfelt storytelling and sonic enchantment. Her performance promises an intimate and soul-stirring journey through her musical catalogue.
Opening for Frazey will be Jillian Lake, hailing from the heart of Vancouver. Combining velvet sounds and big feelings, Jillian released her debut full length album ‘Younger Then’ in the spring of 2022. She has since debuted her songs across Canada, as well as internationally headlining across Europe summer of 2023. Diving into the studio to begin the production of her sophomore album exploring a more raw and true side of herself, she is on the verge of an artistic metamorphosis and ready to make waves.
The Route 97 Cultural Development Society is based in Penticton. The Route97 Cultural Development Society is dedicated to transforming British Columbia’s Route 97 into a vibrant hub for Canada’s established and emerging artists, with a primary focus on live music. Their mission involves nurturing artistic growth, promoting and organizing diverse and captivating live cultural performances, and contributing to the development of touring infrastructure in B.C.’s interior.
The society is led by a collective of music industry professionals and acknowledges operating on the unceded, traditional territory of the sqilxʷ/syilx and the tk’emlúps te secwe̓pemc peoples.