Folk-rock musician Robert Francis seems to have lived an entire lifetime already. His latest release Strangers in the First Place is a slow burn fanned to flames with vibrant melodies and lovelorn lyrics that are achingly preoccupied with the past, despite his relatively short 24 years on earth. Lucky for us, Francis acknowledges the virtues of doing right by yourself and putting the music first to make a fulfilling career saying, "I don't want to die early--anymore."
Son of a classical music producer father and a mother hailing for Mexico whose family brought Ranchero music into the home, the singer/songwriter had a wide breadth of exposure within just his family unit. His siblings even included a hari krishna brother and two sisters who played in various rock bands. Starting guitar at seven, the Los Angeles native immediately took to the instrument and never let go. In his teens he became the only student to Red Hot Chili Peppers' former guitarist John Frusciante. Francis thenRead More »from Robert Francis’ Nostalgic Folk Rock: An Exclusive Performance At TRI Studios