New EP released September 4 2020:
WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT
Now available on all digital platforms.
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“Brassy, bold, and boisterous, Francis thinks of blues as a powerful tool to heal and unite. After a decade-long hiatus to focus on family, she’s back with a blast and authentic blues-rock,” – Elmore Magazine
“Francis’s style of singing, which is deliberate, dynamic, and brandishing a slightly jagged edge similar to 1970s icon Janis Joplin, feels apt, given the very 1970s free-thinking mindset of the song itself.” – American Songwriter
“We have the choice to re-evaluate what’s most important in our lives and find peace within. Lucky us, we have that window wide open to us right now, said Francis,” –Ghettoblaster Magazine
Watch Julia’s latest performance
featuring Darren Loucas, Ben Smith and Andy Stoller
Jan 17, 2021
“When I hear Julia Francis sing I can’t help but think of the murky, howling, blistering place of the great old jump singers, like Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, colliding with rock and rollers like Grace Slick, Janis Joplin and Susan Tedeschi. There’s a mind-clearing blow to Julia’s voice that does just what music should: it takes you out of yourself.”
–Iaan Hughes, Music Director 91.3 KBCS
“With painterly lyrics, wistful melodies, and that marvelous rich diamond of a voice, Julia had the style and grace to go fearlessly into whatever musical house we were building at the moment. Miss Francis delivers! I know, I was there.”
–Victor DeLorenzo, Violent Femmes founding drummer
“Interesting voice, it’s almost conversational. But then it goes all PJ Harvey on me.”
10 original songs seeded in Seattle and fully realized in Milwaukee are joined by an intimate cover of John Lennon’s Instant Karma.
Five Challenges to Flight
The debut is a mix of driving rock confessions, country-infused lullabies, and inspirational folk anthems through one unique voice.