Sunday, August 31, 2008
Robert Francis @ the Long Beach Festival
What a great surprise at the Long Beach Blues Festival!
Amazingly soulful young Robert Francis and his band gave an energetic and gripping performance Saturday afternoon. Tapped into a deep root, Francis plays and sings who he is, representing folk here in true form.
A prodigiously talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Francis took the stage singing and playing guitar, backed by all-star players.
His music simply cuts to the core, an enjoyable yet haunting mirror of tucked away dark places.
Check out his NPR interview in which he shares about his family, his heavy connection to Townes Van Zandt and his own music as a way to keep him from "completely losing his mind" rather than a mission to help others.
One by One is his new album.
Robert Francis on MySpace
We can't wait to hear what Robert Francis has in store for us next.