The Be Good Tanyas, Hello Love (2006)

This trio hails from Canada, and features female vocalists/instrumentalists who are fine musicians as individuals, and extraordinary as bands. Their tight vocal melodies, accomplished performances, and arrangements displaying their skill on a variety of acoustic instruments provides a sound both beautiful and full of yearning. The group does not limit itself to a traditional repertoire, yet consistently write/cover songs that perhaps can best be described as Americana, a blend of influences which include traditional folk, old-time country, and gospel.

Well here I am, undone again.
I know I’ll see you, I just don’t know when.
Little stars, all a ‘twinkling,
I wonder where you are, I wonder what you’re thinking.
I know I gave my heart a little soon,
I walk for miles underneath the moon,
I sing this sad, lonesome little tune
For you.

[“A Little Blues” from Hello Love (2006)]

The Be Good Tanyas make music that is so hauntingly beautiful it makes my heart ache. That is a grace I cherish.