Fran McKendree: Home
WELCOME! Please take a minute to sign the guestbook, thanks.
"I don't know what to call it--heart, clarity, vision, soul--but there is so much of it in Fran's songs that I cannot hear his voice without receiving more of these gifts myself."
~ Barbara Brown Taylor
Diana and Fran, just before the rain gave us a good soaking..
Sawyerville Day Camp
I'm always looking for ways to spread the word about the amazing Sawyerville Day Camp, and to support their work. To that end, I've made these recordings available to download;
The First Noel... probably my favorite Christmas carol. Helping me on this one are Allison King Tullos (vocal), Duncan Wickel (violin), Paul Hollowell (keys), Eliot Wadopian (bass). All proceeds will go to the Sawyerville Day Camp.
'Come By Here' with Allison King Tullos and Duncan Wickel. All proceeds will go to the Sawyerville Day Camp.
McKendree Spring News
The DVD/CD release 'Times Like These' ~ the McKendree Spring 'final show ever' has turned out great! We might offer a very limited edition that would include breakfast with the band at 3a at a Waffle House - just for the real, authentic experience!
Live... at Douglas Corner
Casey [in the lab coat we insist he wear to ensure that the digital 1s and 0s will be safely contained, and because he looks so darn professional in it!!]
Fran and Chris helping Casey through a particularly tough edit...
Fran and Ana Hernandez!
percussionist, River Guerguerian, joined us for a session. Fun times!
River and Ana...
AwakeningSoul ~ www.awakeningsoulpresents.org
AwakeningSoul is a partnership of Fran and Ann Holtz, with creative input and guidance from Brian Prior, Diana McKendree, and others. Please take a few minutes to visit the web site..thanks!
And speaking of AwakeningSoul events... we are already in the design process for the 2016 event. Our presenters this time 'round will be Brian McLaren and Becca Stevens.. a soulful pairing! Visit the AwakeningSoul website for updates and register early, this will fill quickly.
And from the archives ~ 2011 AwakeningSoul gathering - here are a few video clips;
Fran with Charles Milling, Duncan Wickel, Lindsey Blount and River Guerguerian doing 'Painting in the Skies'
And two fun videos of Lindsey Blount, River Guerguerian, Charles Milling and Duncan Wickel
My friend DAVID CRUMM, providing, as always a wonderful web site full of challenging and profound reading; www.readthespirit.com.
AWAKE.... FRAN'S LATEST CD RELEASE...
[click the button just below to listen and purchase]
'Awake' My newest cd is available at CDBaby.com. Digital downloads are available, too, at CDBaby.com, iTunes and all the other digital download shops, but the cover art and package on this one are so beautiful, you may want to order the hard copy. You'll find a few samples on the music page here at the site.
Click this button to purchase a hard copy or download. Thanks!
HAITI, the Philippines, and Ebola
There are many ways we can support the people of Haiti, the Philippines and other countries in need over the next months and years. Doctors Without Borders and Episcopal Relief and Development continue to be tireless advocates. We all need to be generous - wherever our hearts may guide us to contribute.
Here are two excellent relief agencies;
I do hope you'll take a few minutes to visit the 'news' page for updates and click the 'links' to find some other very creative and hardworking groups that are carrying on some important work. And please visit the music, friends and photo pages, too. And a reminder; While you're here, don't forget to sign the guestbook, thanks!
All the best, Fran
small photo of Fran's Larrivee guitar at top by: Ellen Coleman
large photo above by Diana McKendree - taken in Tuscany at a small abandoned village
below by Susan Logan