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MEMORY JOURNEY debuted December 7th at Anthology Film Archives NYC.
Some comments after the screening and Q&A: “It was very familiar and endearing, like opening a shoe box in an acquaintance’s apartment,” “How wonderful the music matched with the images…a beautiful innocence…it all went by too fast…” “I quite liked the music too!” “I really enjoyed those drawings (the eyes) and the old photos.” “Thank you for sharing bits of your life (and mine…so much I related to)…” “I had an awesome time!”

Here is the trailer:

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“St. Transient Hotel”

The lyric of a bygone Times Square
begun in 1979
and captured live at the C-Note

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Improvisation
8 improvisation/compositions
on piano, organ and guitar

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In 2015 VILLAGE FOLKSINGER was screened in the NewFilmmakers Series at Anthology Film Archives in New
York, the Center for Progressive Therapies in Manchester, Connecticut, and the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival in
Houston, Texas. In 2016 VILLAGE FOLKSINGER was
screened at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre in Oswestry,
England. David appeared for the Q&A’s.

Here is the trailer:

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Memory Journey, a double album of 1970-1974 home recordings, is out now on CDBaby.

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Here is a surreal entertainment made for the 2014 album Cassette:

Cassette is available here.

13 songs recorded on cassette in New York, Houston, Chicago and Florida, featuring an instrumental from the 70’s, a jam session from the 80’s, and a live track from the 00’s; themes: love, war, peace, work, madness, memory and dreams.

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Luna Kafé e-zine record review of Cassette
by Anna Maria Stjärnell (January 2015)

David Francis has recorded four albums, this is a collection of demos that were made on cassette, hence the title.

“Come Clean” is a very rough, but nonetheless melodic song with a cool melody. Francis makes it work as a song even this early on. “Indoor Sunset” is a lightly strummed song that sounds like a very cool thing. It’s got some nice guitar playing. “By Victoria Station” is a nicely played little ditty with a good tune. It could have been recorded anywhere between the seventies and now, it sounds very timeless.

“Dawn Is Coming” is a hopeful song, Francis singing sweetly to a soft guitar backing. It’s an intriguing idea for an album, and it works as an intimate insight into the singer’s music.

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David reads from his short story “Towels Without Wasps,” on Jenny Magazine, at the Fall 2012 issue’s launch held in November in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Video - Recording the album "On A Shingle Near Yapton"
Check out this tragi-comic view of the world of recording as David and producer John Mono work on the album.