Five Challenges to Flight

In 2003 a friend gave Julia an old beat-up guitar and taught her three chords. Finally, she had the tools needed to sing her stories. Two years later Julia released her debut record of eleven original songs, written during a major life transition as she left behind a marriage and an identity. Julia channeled her feelings into driving rock confessions, country-infused lullabies, and inspirational folk anthems.  She was lifted up by a community of veteran Seattle musicians who met her in the studio and taught her how to be a recording artist.

Produced by Mell Dettmer and Julia Francis
Recorded and Mixed by Mell Dettmer @ Aleph Studios, Seattle, 2005
Mastered by Mell Dettmer @ Sinister Kitchen, Seattle
Music* and Lyrics by Julia Francis
Copyright 2005 No Shrinking Violet Records

*Music for 1 and 10 by Joseph DeLorenzo

Julia Francis – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Eyvind Kang – Viola, String Arrangements
Hans Teuber – Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Sax, Horn Arrangements
Don McGreevy – Bass, Guitar
Jason Merculief – Drums
Milky Burgess – Guitar
Joseph DeLorenzo – Acoustic Guitar
Steve Moore – Hammond B3, Piano, Wurlitzer, Celeste, Trombone
Bill Patton – Pedal Steel
Trey Spruance – Casio