Music is a part of what keeps us alive and kicking - songs are often like good friends that appear when you need them most. I hope I have gathered here in these songs some friends that speak of our hopefulness and our resilience. Friends that have come together to call out the dreams and strengths that live deep within us. The best kind of friends....friends that tell the truth, and are not afraid to demand that that truth rise from you.
About the CD...
Produced by Charles Milling, 'Rise' is energetically acoustic, spiritually centered, articulate and passionately performed. Fran is at his best, singing with urgency and edginess. The ensemble is, along with Charles on electric guitar and bass; Catherine Marx on piano and keys, James Williams on drums, Chuck Hamilton [of 'The Waybacks' fame] on drums/percussion, Lance Seiler on percussion, with Tess Bath and Kelsea McKeever handling the backing vocals.
The Skin and Bones of Grace ~Love is the Welcome ~Times Like These ~In Silence Waits ~Ring Them Bells ~Ago Pasolay ~Painting in the Skies ~The Quiet Center ~Waiting for Lightning ~Show the Way ~Blackbird
released March 2008 produced by Charles Milling