David Francey Receives Four Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations

DavidFrancey-SoSayWeAll-Cover-Mediumsm“From the scenic hamlet of McDonalds Corners, Ontario, multiple Juno award-­winning artist David Francey also received nominations for his album So Say We All released via Laker Music. The former carpenter turned much-­lauded songwriter picks up nominations for Contemporary Album of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year.” (CFMA)

to read more go to Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees

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Go Jane Go – CD by David Francey, Kieran Kane and Lucas Kane

Go Jane Go, the self-titled release from the group made up of Kieran Kane, David Francey and Lucas Kane, is now available on CD or as a download from CD Baby! Recorded in the living room of an Australian farmhouse, the CD is a natural, organic blend of the three musicians’ talents. The resulting sound lets you feel like you are sitting around the coffee table with them at a living room jam. Released on the heels of a successful Australian tour by the group, the album is a wonderful blend of three brilliant musicians’ work. The cover art is a portrait of the band by Kieran.

Go Jane GoSongs on Go Jane Go:

1. Somewhere Beyond the Roses, 2. When I’m Not Thinking About You, 3. Solitary Wave, 4. Go Jane Go, 5. Pretty Jackals, 6. Anybody’s Game, 7. My Blue Ridge Cabin Home, 8. I Live in Fear , 9. I’m Going Home, 10. Wonder, 11. Tell Me Mama, 12. Blue Heart of Texas, 13. Moon Over Melbourne.

Go Jane Go is on Dead Reckoning Records

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David Francey on Q with Jian Ghomeshi, May 10, 2013

David, accompanied by Mark Westberg, will play live on CBC’s Q tomorrow, starting at 10 AM

For more info go to http://www.cbc.ca/q/2013/05/10 Click “Listen” on the top right hand side to catch the show.

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David Francey releases So Say We All

Laker Music is pleased to announce the April 30th, 2013 International release of David Francey’s new album So Say We All. This will be the 10th album for three-time Juno Award winner.  

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“Canada’s best contemporary songwriter” (Sing Out).

Fourteen years ago at the age of 45, Francey began an astonishing journey from manual labourer to award-winning folk troubadour – renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. His new album reflects his own journey through a period of struggle.

“The lesson learned,” he says, “was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way.”

That spirit of perseverance bursts from each song on the album, from the opening track “Rain” about the failure and rebirth of love to the bittersweet hymn “So Say We All.” Capturing the dark times (“Pandora’s Box,” “Ordinary Man”) as well as life’s shining moments (“Satellite,” “Blue Skies”), the album is a perfect acoustic showcase of what makes Francey’s songwriting so special. Poetic and fearless, Francey draws from his own experiences, delving into his recent depression (“Harm”) and singing about his colorful experiences on the road (“Cheap  Motel”).

Now ten albums into his recording career, Francey has demonstrated the kind of consistency as a songwriter that makes even other songwriters shake their head in disbelief. On So Say We All, he shares yet another collection of so-good-they-could-be-traditional numbers marked by the perfectly-stated poetry and stick-in-your-head melodies of the enduring folk song, best exemplified by songs like “Blue Yonder” and “Long Long Road.”

These remarkable songs are brought to life by Francey’s first-rate touring band – guitarist Mark Westberg, guitarist/banjo-picker Chris Coole and celebrated Maritime multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen. Capturing their raw energy and musicianship, producer Ken Friesen recorded the band live at Signal Path Studio in Almonte, Ontario. Keeping it all close to home, Francey also brought in his son Colin to play drums and invited fellow Ontario artist Tannis Slimmon to sing harmonies.

Beautifully spare and full of instant classics, So Say We All is sure to be a favorite with folk fans of every generation.

In support of his new album, David Francey will be touring Canada and United States throughout 2013 and 2014. For his full schedule, please visit http://www.davidfrancey.com

L-R Chris Coole, Darren McMullen, David Francey and Mark Westberg

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David invited to join the 2012 JUNO Songwriter’s Circle

JUNO Songwriting Circle – Sunday, April 1, 2012

David will be part of this year’s JUNO Songwriter’s Circle at Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa. Participating Artists: Host Dan Mangan will be joined on stage by fellow 2012 JUNO Award nominees David Francey, Lindi Ortega, Max Kerman (Arkells) and Terri Clark. More artists to be announced!

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Francey to play in the 2012 JUNO Cup

JUNO Cup – Friday, March 30, 2012 – 7:30pm

David makes a save

Once again David will share the ice with NHL greats and great Canadian musicians when they face off for the JUNO Cup at the Steve Yzerman Arena, Nepean Sportsplex David will play goal for the NHL team (which will include Claude Lemieux and Russ Courtnall to name a few!

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Burning Bright is nominated for a JUNO

Tony Girardin’s documentary about David Francey, Burning Bright, is nominated for the 2012 JUNO Award for Music DVD of the Year! Tony’s film will be shown as part of The JUNOS at TIFF: Celebrating Canadian Music on Film, a showcase of the creative connections between music and film. We are looking forward to sharing a table with Tony at the awards gala. Well done Tony!

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