Saturday, May 14, 2011
John Francis Comes to Town
Saturday May 21st at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar
John Francis now makes his home (when not touring 200+ days per year) in Music City...Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, he recorded his newest release 'the Better Angels' in the Cash Cabin Studio. Produced by John Carter Cash in the fabled home studio of his parents Johnny and June. 'The Better Angels' was released Nov.9, 2010. Featuring legendary musicians: Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart), Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco), Michael Rhodes (Sheryl Crowe, J.J. Cale), Robbie Turner (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson) and featuring Rachael Yamagata with a vocal appearance, 'the Better Angels' is a musical achievement. The record features the single "Johnny Cash on the Radio" and the two songs for which Francis received national songwriting awards.
John Francis has received two recent songwriting awards, one for Lyricist of the Year from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, and the other for Socially Conscious Lyricist of the Year also from ASCAP, in 2010 for the song "Who?"