“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
“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
“Interesting voice, it’s almost conversational. But then it goes all PJ Harvey on me.”
“Vocal delivery is spicy and tasty.”
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.