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Neal Francis - November 2021

Neal Francis - November 2021 Photo Credit: Liina Raud
November’s Artist To Watch is singer, songwriter, and pianist Neal Francis.

Neal Francis is based in Chicago, he’s releasing his sophomore album, In Plain Sight, on November 5th. Francis was a standout at this year’s virtual Non-COMM, when he performed with his band from Shirk Studios in Chicago. Check out a video of a song from the performance here.

Francis’s music draws on his love of New Orleans R&B and soul and classic rock, influences you can hear on the song “Can’t Stop The Rain” that we’re playing from the forthcoming album, featuring Derek Trucks on slide guitar.
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