The Official Site of John Francis

Welcome to The Official Site Of John Francis


  1. Joe Smuda February 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    First, the new website looks great.

    Second, I happy to see that 2011 was a “big year” for you. Hope that means good fortune materially (i.e. $) as well as the awards & cool stuff you’ve been able to do.

    Last, “Take it easy, but take it.” I have no idea of the phrase’s original attribution – but I first heard it from Studs Terkel on the radio in the 1970s. Anyway, I’ll spare you the whole story.

    Have the folks at The Ark, in Ann Arbor, Michigan displayed the intelligence & good taste I’d like to credit them with and invited you back?

  2. jfmusic1234 February 2, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Hi Joe, thanks for writing. Yes, that was a good time at the Ark. If you talk to them, tell them I send my greetings. We’re workin’ on a return to Ann Arbor hopefully sooner rather than later!

    “Take it easy, but take it” is Pete Seeger line…I believe.

    Cheers, Joe. Thank you for listening!

  3. Alen November 4, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Thank you, John!
    Good music! Your “story-songs” are excellent. I feel you are a true American Folk Singer who’s work will be the subject of much college classroom discussion today and in the years to come. You have a gift. May God bless you as you continue to grow and use what He’s given you to the fullest! Enjoy your life to the fullest and continue to inspire all who hear your gift! Proud to know you man!
    -Alen Harris

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