Branching out for her first solo album, Obadiah, Frazey Ford played to a packed house. I was excited to check her out since she left the Be Good Tanyas to see if she could command an audience on her own.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but then she opened her mouth and sang – what a treat! Her indie-folk sound is quite unique. She has a definite folk appeal but with jazz, country and soul influences.

Ford began to sing “Firecracker” with a bit of a Southern twang, and her band mate broke out the banjo. My favorite song of the night was “Blue Streak Mama,” where she put her acoustic guitar away and brought out her inner swagger.

She slowed the night down with mellow tunes like “The Gospel Song,” keeping the audience captivated. It was an intimate setting, and her dry sense of humor and wit made you feel like you were the only person there.

Her encore performance was a surprise: a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Stay Together.” It was a great way to cap off the night.