On his new album In Plain Sight, Neal Francis offers up a body of work both strangely enchanted and painfully self-aware.
Francis’ new EP, Sentimental Garbage continues what has already proven a milestone 2022 for the Chicago, IL-based Francis, with highlights including a prestigious Americana Music Association Honors & Awards nomination (for “Emerging Act of the Year”), a benefit single with Wilco featuring a live collaboration on their classic “Theologians,” and debut live appearance on CBS Saturday Morning performing the In Plain Sight highlight, “Can’t Stop The Rain.”
Hailed by SPIN as “a mesmerizing performer,” Francis will mark the arrival of Sentimental Garbage with a wide-ranging international live schedule, including headline shows, festival appearances, and more. North American dates resume next month at Key West, FL’s COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival (December 1-4) and then travel through April 2023. The tour includes an eagerly awaited two-night homecoming stand at Chicago, IL’s historic Thalia Hall, set for March 24 and 25, 2023.