Confirmed to Play!
This is Music with Heart. The first time I listened to Chicago's FORT FRANCES was during the artist selection process for the Outlaw Roadshow. Putting together a really amazing lineup is like making a mix tape. I was at a juncture where I need a spirited fun act, a tight band that can really blow people's minds - but with their ability, not their volume. I got that and far more with this band. I listened to Fort Frances for just about 20 minutes and I found myself thinking about those songs all day long!
What Speaks to Me. The three-part harmonies are beautiful! And the use of additional and unanticipated instrumentation (a full choir in one instance) help bring real energy to these records. (One in particular "White Roses" was quite haunting.) There's a lot more ahead. Fort Frances is David McMillin, Jeffrey Piper, Aaron Kiser. They are definitely One to Watch in 2013.
Fort Frances plays The Outlaw Roadshow on Saturday, March 9. The show is free to attend with advanced RSVP. I will be parked right up front for this.