Can You Get To That - Frazey Ford

from the single Can You Get To That (2018)

Frazey Ford is one of my favorite artists of this millennium.  I have been following her closely since she first emerged as a member of The Be Good Tanyas nearly twenty years ago.

Her 2010 album Obadiah, remains - in my opinion - one of the landmark records of this decade.

On recent records, Ms. Ford has continually downplayed her folksy, alternative country roots by infusing elements of classic R&B into her vernacular.  On her 2014 album, Indian Ocean, she even brought members of Al Green's 1970s band into the studio with her.  That too its a great album.

Earlier this year, she released the single Can You Get To That.  As I listen to this Funkadelic cover, I hear a musician on a journey to find an elusive sound.  It is a great composition with a cool arrangement and vibe.  The R&B influence is in the forefront, with lots of side influences from the delta weaving their way into the tune.

Crafting a sound is a lot like cooking; you get some good ingredients and figure out how to prepare them into a tasty dish.  Artists, like Frazey Ford, are constantly in search of better recipes.

And if listening to music is akin to eating, then Frazey Ford's kitchen is a good place to hang out.

Click Here to listen to Can You Get To That (a Funkadelic cover) by Frazey Ford.

Click Here to read my March 2012 blog post on Firecracker by Frazey Ford.

Click Here to listen to my May 2012 blog post on One More Cup Of Coffee (a Bob Dylan cover) by Frazey Ford.

Click Here to read my November 2014 blog post on Indian Ocean by Frazey Ford.

Click Here to read my November 2017 blog post on When We Get By (a D'Angelo cover) by Frazey Ford.

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