Robert Francis - Before Nightfall

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MEET ROBERT FRANCIS - At an early age Robert, who is just 22 years old now, showed a tremendous musical gift and was known around school as a guitar-playing prodigy. He could also play any other instrument he picked up, and did so on his first record, playing everything from drums, banjo, bass, piano and mandolin to his most natural instrument, the guitar. Ry Cooder gave him a vintage National when he was only nine, and John Frusciante took him on as his only student when he was sixteen.

Robert has gathered together a formidable band from the cream of the LA music scene: Texan Graham Lathrop on pedal steel/guitar/vocals, Alex Kweskin on bass/vocals and Richard Gowan on drums/vocals.Since Francis' indie Aeronaut Records release “One by One” in 2007, Robert has worked steadily in Southern California clubs and landed a national tour in support of Missy Higgins in 2008.

In January 2009, Francis and his band played a month-long weekly residency at the Echo in Silver Lake, LA’s contemporary music neighborhood focal point, attracting fans and those-in-the-know from all across LA’s music scene.

This month has already seen Robert Francis and the band on tour with Portugal the Man. The new LP, "Nightfall" will be in stores everywhere on October 20th. Beginning tomorrow (10/13) he is the I-tunes selection for Free Single of the week. [FREE ITUNES DOWNLOAD]



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