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Ed Francis replied to Ivan Sifrim's discussion 'Piano in roots music'
"Marcia Ball."
Jun 27
Ed Francis replied to Nick's discussion 'Songs about Soldiers'
"James McMurtry's "Holiday" or "Cheney's Toy.""
May 20
Ed Francis replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"Chevy Van by Sammy Johns circa 1973."
Apr 4
Ed Francis replied to Steve Chapin's discussion 'What are the top 50 Alternative Country / Americana songs of all time?'
"The Road Goes on Forever, Boxcars, Castanets, We Can't Make It Here Anymore, I'm Alright, 4th of July, Blue Wing, Drive South, If I had a Boat,  Drunken Angel, to name just a few of my favorites."
Feb 4
Ed Francis replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'So What's New?'
"I'm looking forward to Dave Alvin's new studio record."
Jan 31
Ed Francis commented on Kyla Fairchild's video

Holly Williams - "Waiting On June"

"What a beautiful song!"
Jan 24
Ed Francis replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Glad to see all the props for Dave Alvin -- he's an American treasure.  Southeastern by Jason Isbell is getting heavy rotation by me this week."
Jan 18
Ed Francis replied to Gary Schwind's discussion 'Favorite "off-the-beaten-path" singer-songwriters'
"Jon Dee Graham, Brothers Comatose, James McMurtry, and Dave Alvin."
Nov 19, 2013
Ed Francis commented on John Luck's blog post 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013'
"This was my first HSB, and what a great weekend it was!  My highlights include 1)  a rockin' Saturday night set by The Flatlanders with Bill Kerchen on lead guitar that had everyone dancing, 2)  a beautiful closing night set by…"
Oct 11, 2013
Ed Francis replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'Most Emotional Vocal Performance'
"I saw Joan Baez live about 15 years ago, and when she sang Woody Guthrie's Deportees, much to my surprise, I began to weep.  It was one of the strongest emotional responses I've ever had to singer and song.  Another similar…"
Aug 20, 2013
Ed Francis commented on Amos Perrine's blog post 'The 25th Anniversary Re-Release of Lucinda Williams' 1988 Rough Trade Album, or What Is Alt Country and When Did It Begin?'
"While known mostly as a folkie, my intro to alt. country was via David Bromberg.  His live shows in the early 70's where highly eclectic and included bluegrass, Irish fiddle tunes, country standards, as well as straight ahead rock and…"
Aug 10, 2013
Ed Francis replied to Lucky Mud's discussion 'A Living, Not A Killing'
"SF band The Brothers Comatose.  I saw them about a month ago in a small local venue where they really tore it up:  Just an awesome live show.  Great musicianship and a true sense of fun for the audience and band."
May 7, 2013
Ed Francis replied to Lucky Mud's discussion 'Who is the absolute best you've ever seen live?'
"I couldn't agree with you more regarding Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones.  I just saw them with my oldest son in Grants Pass, Oregon.  The band was tight and Dave was at the top of his game.  What a show!   I've…"
Mar 6, 2013
Ed Francis commented on First Spin's blog post 'ND First Spin: Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - 'Cheaters Game''
"Like all my favorite acts,in a just world  these two would be household names.  As a Dave Alvin fan, my vote goes to the Border Radio cover.  "
Feb 8, 2013
Ed Francis replied to TwangNation.com's discussion 'Top 10 Country / Roots Guitarists'
"David Bromberg, Jesse Taylor, Dave Alvin, James McMurtry."
Jan 25, 2013
Ed Francis shared Craig Young's video on Facebook
Jan 22, 2013

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