New Music Available in Japan

New Music Available in Japan

The Be Good Tanyas song "Crow Waltz" from their Hello Love album is being included on a Japanese compilation cd being released by Warner Music Japan in Feb 2014. The cd is called the Ron Herman Shops cd and features noteworthy artists including Tom Waits, Jason Mraz and Gomez. The cd compilation will be available exclusively at Ron Herman Shops and Starbucks in the Tokyo area.

Additionally "Crow Waltz" is also featured in an audiobook version of 40 Years of Chez Panisse celebrating Alice Water's famed restaurant. The book is a collaboration between Alice Waters and the Kitchen Sisters and is available at Amazon

Watch a webcast performance with The Be Good Tanyas from their visit to Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday, 11/6 at 6:30pm PST. Click here to tune in!

Watch a webcast performance with The Be Good Tanyas from their visit to Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday, 11/6 at 6:30pm PST. Click here to tune in!

Watch a webcast performance with The Be Good Tanyas from their visit to Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday, 11/6 at 6:30pm PST. Click here to tune in!

New Album Now Available

New Album Now Available

The Be Good Tanyas album 'A Collection (2000-2012)' is available in North America today. The 16-song collection includes two new tracks, "Little Black Bear" and "Gospel Song," and two new mixes of previously released tracks. Listen to the album below, and pick up your copy at Amazon or your favorite retailer.

Amazon CA
Amazon US

The album is available for pre-order for the rest of the world and will be released on the following dates:

Germany, Switzerland, Austria - September 21
Rest of Europe / UK - September 24


THE BE GOOD TANYAS TO RELEASE A COLLECTION (2000 – 2012) ON JULY 17, 2012

THE BE GOOD TANYAS TO RELEASE A COLLECTION (2000 – 2012) ON JULY 17, 2012

Career retrospective includes classic tracks "Littlest Birds," and "Scattered Leaves," as well as two new mixes of previously released tracks.

Vancouver-based alt/folk trio The Be Good Tanyas will release a career retrospective entitled A Collection (2000 – 2012) on July 17, 2012. The album will feature stand-out tracks and fan favorites from the band’s three critically-acclaimed full-length albums: Blue Horse (2001), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006). Additionally, the 16-song collection will include two brand new tracks ("Little Black Bear" and "Gospel Song") and two new mixes of previously released tracks.

New Tourdates Coming Soon

New Tourdates Coming Soon

We will be announcing some new tourdates this week. Stay tuned...

Parsons Student Creates Video for The Coo Coo Bird

Parsons Student Creates Video for The Coo Coo Bird

Parsons School of Design student Brianne Bowers created this wonderful stop-motion animation video for our version of the traditional song "The Cuckoo" (which we call "The Coo Coo Bird"). She made it for her "Old Weird America" class, taught by Greil Marcus. Aren't we flattered/honoured that he plays our version of this English/American folk song for his classes. We love the video. Thanks Brianne!
The Coo Coo Bird from Brianne Bowers on Vimeo.

Blue Horse 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl

Blue Horse 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl

Blue Horse 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition
We're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our first album, 'Blue Horse' with a limited edition 180 gram 2xLP release of the album - available online and in stores now! It includes three bonus tracks, a twenty-eight page songbook and a digital download card. Our friends over at Exclaim! are exclusively premiering two tracks from the new release. Listen to "Mule on the Mountain" and "Ain't No Change" here: exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/be_good_tanyas-mule_on_mountain_aint_no_change

Samantha Parton recently spent several hours chatting with her old friend Doug Heselgrave about the past, present, and future of The Be Good Tanyas. Read the interview in two parts here:

Part One - "An angel whispered in my left ear" www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/an-angel-whispered-in-my-left Part Two - "Not done with this yet" www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/not-done-with-this-yet-a-new

THE BE GOOD TANYAS RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION, DELUXE BLUE HORSE VINYL TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

THE BE GOOD TANYAS RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION, DELUXE BLUE HORSE VINYL TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

Orders Now Available.

In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the album’s worldwide release, a deluxe limited edition 180 gram vinyl version of the album will be released on July 5, 2011, by the band’s long time label, Nettwerk Records.

This limited edition re-release includes not only all of the old favourites in their original order, but incorporates three bonus tracks. Two of these, Mule on the Mountain and Ain’t No Change, are previously unreleased tracks from the Blue Horse recording sessions, and feature founding member of the band, Jolie Holland. These songs from those early days recall the thrill of the band’s unique, unpolished sound, and their love of early American folk and blues. Jolie Holland, a key spark in the band’s early formation, along with Samantha Parton, Trish Klein, and Frazey Ford, all sing and play like they just arrived on their backporch to charm the neighbourhood. The final bonus track, Be Good Tanya, at last reveals the origins of the band’s name – residing in the wit and skill of San Francisco songwriter Obo Martin, whose songwriting inspired the band from their first rehearsal. Rather than include a cover of Obo’s song, the band chose instead to include a recording of Obo Martin himself performing the song that gave the band their name.

In addition to three bonus tracks, The Be Good Tanyas are excited to offer, as part of this special edition vinyl, a 28 page songbook that features sheet music for all of the songs from Blue Horse as well as chords and lyrics for the three bonus tracks.

The limited edition vinyl will also include a digital download card. We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive package to fans old and new who wish to commemorate this anniversary with us.

To mark this special anniversary, The Be Good Tanyas will be doing a selected run of Western live performance dates this summer. View tour dates

BAND KICKS OFF TOUR DATES WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT VANCOUVER 125 FESTIVAL JULY 8

BAND KICKS OFF TOUR DATES WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT VANCOUVER 125 FESTIVAL JULY 8

Go to the tour section to view all upcoming dates.

Pre-Order The Be Good Tanyas New Album on iTunes

Pre-Order The Be Good Tanyas New Album on iTunes

The Be Good Tanyas album A Collection (2000-2012) is a 16-song career retrospective. The collection includes two brand new tracks, "Little Black Bear" and "Gospel Song," and two new mixes of previously released tracks. Preview one of the new mixes for 'Scattered Leaves' below. The album is available for pre-order worldwide now, and the album will be released on the following dates:

North America - July 17
Germany, Switzerland, Austria - September 21
Rest of Europe / UK - September 24

Pre-Order on iTunes

Watch Performance of 'Ootischenia'

Watch Performance of 'Ootischenia'

The Be Good Tanyas stopped by Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Francisco for a special performance before their appearance at Outside Lands last month. Watch the band play 'Ootischenia' below, and keep an eye out for more performances coming soon!