What usually happens when I tune into The Loft's 'Your Roots Are Showing' program, is a sensory overload of musical discovery. It was only natural that it was love at first listen when Frazey Ford's "Natural Law" came across the airwaves.
Frazey has a soulful voice, one reminiscent of a woman who has experienced life beyond her years. Ford hails from Canada, but her sound is evocative of a Memphis blues singer - the very place where she harnessed the sound to record her impressive sophomore album Indian Ocean.
Her mature and deep sound was anchored by back up band on the album, the Hi Rhythm Section. The fact that their former gig was backing Al Green, lends credibility and simply speaks for itself.
Frazey's voice struck a chord with me and sparked the urge to take a much needed trip to the South...