“With painterly lyrics, wistful melodies, and that marvelous rich diamond of a voice, Julia had the style and grace to go fearlessly into whatever musical house we were building at the moment.
Miss Francis delivers! I know, I was there.”
–Victor DeLorenzo, Violent Femmes founding drummer
Julia Francis is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter deeply rooted in the blues, jazz and soul. She is often compelled to create her own folk-funk confessionals, and she always shares raw emotion through her voice to connect with audiences and amplify the peace that comes through music. Find more about Julia's music at www.juliafrancis.com.
The Secrets of Soul is Julia's band, her most swingin' dream come true. The project was birthed in 2017 when Julia started working with master jazz and blues guitarist Rene LeMesnager on obscure blues songs that they would share on a weekly basis with Tacoma audiences. Today, Julia is musically anchored by her Louisiana-native rhythm section comprised of Irvin Joseph on bass and Darrell Warren on drums, and she is set free by guitarist Greg Warns.
All together, their love and respect are infectious, just like their music.
Bring It On Home
Julia Francis and the Secrets of Soul with their cover of Led Zeppelin's cover of the Willie Dixon song. That's Greg Warns on guitar, Irvin Joseph on bass and Darrell Warren on drums with special guests Roger Anderson on keys and the mighty brewmaster Dave Lambert on the harp. 9/29/18 at the Slippery Pig Brewery in Poulsbo, WA.