Five Challenges to Flight

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

*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
Milk ‘n Cookies – Guitar
Joseph DeLorenzo – Acoustic Guitar
Steve Moore – Hammond B3, Piano, Wurlitzer, Celeste, Trombone
Bill Patton – Pedal Steel
Trey Spruance – Casio