Seattle singer and songwriter Julia Francis will perform a show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, live-streamed from VashonLive’s winter home at Open Space for Arts & Community. The show is presented by VashonLIVE and Debra Heesch.
Julia Francis is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter. Her music is rooted in the blues legacies of women like Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and Billie Holiday, among others. KBCS has described her voice as “howling, blistering … like Bessie Smith and Sister Rosetta Tharpe colliding with Slick, Joplin and Tedeschi.”
American Songwriter Magazine has praised Francis’ music, also comparing her to 1970s icon Janis Joplin.
At the Jan. 17 concert, she’ll perform with her band, which includes Darren Loucas on guitar, Mike Peterson on drums and Andy Stoller on bass.
Watch the show on facebook.com/vashonlive, and be sure to leave a digital tip for the performers and organizers.