The Be Good Tanyas are a Canadian traditional music group, whose influences include folk, country, and bluegrass. The style of music they perform can also be referred to as alt-country, Americana, or New Grass.
The Tanyas gained some U.S. exposure when the Showtime series The L Word selected one of their songs, "In Spite of All the Damage", for inclusion in the series' soundtrack. A live version of "In My Time of Dying" was also included in the third episode of the third season, in which Frazey Ford featured as a nun and played the song in the opening sequence. The band's music has also been included in the Showtime series Weeds and the CTV series Eleventh Hour in a similar role, and in the feature film Because of Winn-Dixie.
After the release of the first two Be Good Tanyas albums, Trish Klein collaborated with Alison Russell under the band name Po' Girl, a project that as of April 2007 has resulted in three albums: Po'girl, Vagabond Lullabies and Home to You.
2007 saw all members of the band pursuing their own projects.
As of 2008, the band is on hiatus - to unwind from the stresses of touring, and to allow the members to refocus their lives.
Current songs are available for download via Speakerheart.com/TheBeGoodTanyas.