The Be Good Tanyas hit Oregon

Traditional harmony group will play in Portland and Eugene

Jenny Wasson / The Bulletin /

After a four-year hiatus, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based trio The Be Good Tanyas are hitting the road once again.

Armed with its latest release — a career retrospective called “A Collection (2000-2012)” — the group will bring its signature sweet harmonies and traditional instrumentation to Oregon. The Be Good Tanyas will perform Nov. 30 at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene and Dec. 1-2 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland.

Featuring Samantha Parton, Frazey Ford and Trish Klein, The Be Good Tanyas was established in 1999. The name is inspired by folk singer Obo Martin’s “Be Good Tanya.”

Similar to the work of Gillian Welch or Lucinda Williams, the music is an “old-timey blend of folk, country and blues with a touch of contemporary,” according to the group’s website.

“A Collection” features 16 tracks from the band’s three critically-acclaimed albums (“Blue Horse” (2001), “Chinatown” (2003) and “Hello Love” (2006)), as well as four previously unreleased tracks. Highlights include “In My Time of Dying,” “The Littlest Birds,” “Rain and Snow” and “Waiting Around to Die.”

Tickets for the Eugene show are $25 (plus fees). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or 541-338-9333.

Tickets for the Portland show are $20 in advance or $22 day of show (plus fees). To purchase tickets, visit or 877-435-9849.

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