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Zuerich, Switzerland Release of ‘the Better Angels’ Last Night! Danke Schoen!

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