I created a new festival, folks! Welcome to the City of Love Festival!
5pm til 1:30am.
Featuring: Sean Hoots (of Hoots & Hellmouth), Kuf Knotz, John Francis & the Midnight Choir, Sharon Little, Foxhound, Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore, Ryan Tennis & the Clubhouse Band, Ross Bellenoit, Zach Djinikian, the Districts, the Lawsuits, Levee Drivers, Caleb Hawley, Kwesi Kankam, Aimee Wilson, and Sunshowers!
Proceeds go to Broad Street Ministry and their hospitality initiative which serves Philadelphia’s homeless with dignity, humanity, respect, real food, and holistic services.
Loretta Lynn and me backstage after the show. I gave her those roses! In the second photo she’s telling me secrets…
Download my Christmas song, “Don’t Tell Me That Its Christmas” to the right side of this
homepage, you can download it and share it!
Have a great holiday season!
Hi there friends, new and old.
News just in: I’m opening for Loretta Lynn at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on November 30.
Get your tickets while you still can: www.keswicktheatre.com
Announcing JF’s show on Music City Roots!
Broadcast live on Lightning 100 FM, Nashville.
JF will perform with Kenny Vaughan on guitar…
Get your tickets now:
Hi. John Francis here…
Have you heard of the Wild Goose Festival ? In Shakori Hills, North Carolina. Great bands, performers, and speakers at the crossroads of art and justice. I’ll be playing, along with other performers Over the Rhine, Michelle Shocked, and many others. I am really looking forward to this! ~~~~ June 21 – 24 ~~~~
Happy to announce that I am returning to Music City Roots, at the Loveless Barn Stage in Nashville, TN. August 29. I’m bringing my friends Kenny Vaughan on guitar, Ken Coomer on drums, and Dave Roe on bass. Filmed for PBS and airing live on Lightning 100, Nashville.
Take it easy…but take it. ~ John Francis
We are announcing the new Swiss and German tour dates for the months of Feb / March / April!
I’m very happy to be back in Switzerland and Germany!
Bis Bald! (See You Soon!)
Go to the TOUR page to see show dates.
A big “Danke Schoen” to everyone who came last night to Stall 6 for the show! It was a great night.
My new Zuri band, including Thomas Marmier, Lukas Landis, and Tobias Wirz, performed for 150 people in the very cool Zurich venue.
The Swiss based online publication, Ron Orp, announced the show saying I’m a “Melancholy Cowboy” in the Cash tradition. Well, if the shoe fits…
And popular Swiss blog, Room84, wrote, “Ladies and Gentlemen … Watch out! John Francis, the charismatic musician from Tennessee (USA) is back in Zurich … packed with excellent music with me John returns back to the Swiss stages. His style is a perfect blend of Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, and incredible talent. Always there with his acoustic guitar, which he has under control like Lucky Luke his revolver. A live act which you should not miss!” (Google translator)
Also in the house last night, were representatives from activist and advocate groups Solinetz and the Zurich Autonome Schul, both working for the rights of immigrants in Zurich, and providing advocacy to those individuals seeking asylum. They were offering information and literature on their efforts.
Well, me and Lucky Luke (my Martin guitar, who’s real name is Dixie), have several more shows on this tour. Tomorrow I play in Basel, Switzerland at Carambolage. Some more good news to share: DRS-1, National Swiss Radio Station, is very much behind this record and they are playing the single all across the country!
More news to come as it unfolds here in sub-zero temperature Alpines! Come back and visit soon… John Francis
Greetings from the border.
Tune in tonight at 5:30 (Mountain Time) / 7:30 (EST) to KXCI in Tucson
to hear my live interview and performance. Stream it hear: www.KXCI.com
KXCI is one of my favorite radio stations, and they have been very good to me
playing my single and having me on the air. I’m happy to be returning tonight.
The interview precedes my concert tonight held at St.Andrew’s Episcopal Church
right around the corner from the radio station, in Tucson.
It is a beautiful sanctuary with Southwestern and Anglo-Catholic iconography,
and breathtaking acoustics. I’m unplugged tonight; not even using a microphone.
Showtime is at 7pm. www.standrewstucson.org
Hope to see you tonight! -