Thursday, January 12, 2012

Late Edition - Velvet Rope Magazine

David Francey

I’ll start my first review off like this. David Francey’s music is not something I thought I would like. I’ve either grown as a person and have developed a greater appreciation for music as a whole or his music just managed to circumvent my expectations. Either way, it’s a good thing, because David Francey is a folk musician, and that’s not normally my thing at all. The closest I normally come to folk music is City and Colour.

The album I listened to is his 2011 release, The Late Edition. As I pressed play on my iPod I prepared myself for the…the…oh wait, this is kind of nice. This would be perfect background music for drinking, or a poker night, or sitting outside at night staring at the stars while smoking a cigar at the cottage. Or maybe just something a little more low key to get you through the daily 9-5 grind. The point is, I liked it. A lot actually. His music is comfortable, reminiscent and genuine.

The Late Edition has a nice flow to it in that it sounds unified but each song can stand on it’s own. It’s got some really mellow relaxing songs like Grateful and Borderlands as well as the very rock sounding I Live in Fear (I love this track).

I also love that I can pick up hints of his accent in his singing. You really just need to listen to it to appreciate it. I may just have to go back through his other 8 albums at some point. So ya, folk music, I’ve added it to my list. I’d high-five you if I could David Francey, well done.

If you’d like to learn more about David Francey, like him going from Carpenter to musician, check out these links:



Late Edition - Hour Community

"Since releasing his first album in 1999 at age 45, David Francey has released an album every couple of years or so, enjoying well deserved success in his middle age. The Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter has won the Best Roots & Traditional Album Juno Award three times over the past decade and this new record could earn him a fourth, filled as it is with folk and country gems. Francey has a way of making you sit up and pay attention, enjoying the interesting turns of phrase he delivers in that distinctive voice and accent of his. Recorded in Nashville with Kieran Kane (banjo, guitar), Fats Kaplin (fiddle, mandolin), Richard Bennett (guitar, bouzouki) and Lucas Kane (drums), Late Edition offers plenty of good news."
for Hour Community by by Kevin Laforest

Late Edition - CBC New Brunswick

"12 cuts, only 2 of them over three minutes, and he gets everything he wants into each one. These are acoustic roots numbers, tasteful and full of hooks, flavoured with fiddle, banjo and mandolin"

CBC New Brunswick, Bob Mesereau