Frazey Ford Announces Special Evening With Rev Charles Hodges And Leroy Hodges; Select U.S. Dates Announced

May 5, 2016 BY Nettwerk

Frazey Ford has announced a short run of U.S. tour dates in June, inluding one very special evening on June 18 in Memphis featuring Rev. Charles Hodges and Leroy Hodges of the Hi Rhythm section, with whom Frazey had the honor of recording her latest album Indian Ocean alongside the late Teenie Hodges at Memphis’s historic Royal Studios.  The dates also include stops in Seattle, RaleighAsheville and Nashville. All tour stops listed below.
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Critical Quotes On Indian Ocean

“Ford’s second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her legendary backing band… Her pronunciation seems clearer, her voice seems more confident, her band seems brighter and louder, and her lyrics seem sharper at every corner. “— NPR First Listen
“An album that transcends its influence..she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.”  — Mojo (4 Stars)
“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album…The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW “Today’s Top Tune”
“Cradled lovingly in the keyboard swell of Charles Hodges, the lazy basslines of Leroy Hodges and the sublime interjections of Teenie Hodges’s guitar, Ford delivers her masterpiece.” — The Sunday Times Culture “Album of the Week” (UK)
“With subtle vibrato and pulsing emotion, Ford’s velvety vocals take center stage in ‘September Fields’…the electric organ in the track transforms her normally aching lullaby into something funkier and full of sunshine.” — Mother Jones
“[Indian Ocean] fuses patiently simmering Southern soul grooves with uncommonly intelligent songwriting.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you’ll hear this year.” — No Depression
“[Frazey] sounds like a women liberated…her understated yet distinctive croon she still reaches new striking emotional heights”  — Uncut
The follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed ObadiahIndian Ocean is a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives this album its gilded edge is the work of The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the Al Green’s instrumental sound. Ford is the beneficiary of their almighty talents, the trio accentuating her sensual and opulent vocals with deep-bottomed bass, subtle backbeats, and airy flights of organ. Indian Ocean was recorded, mixed and mastered between Memphis’s historic Royal Studios and Vancouver’s Afterlife Studios.
Frazey Ford On Tour:
Sun, June 12     Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue, June 14    Raleigh, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Wed, June 15   Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Fri, June 17      Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
Sat, June 18      Memphis, TN @ Levitt Shell (featuring Rev. Charles Hodges and Leroy Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section)