RHR268 - So Say We All - David Francey
"known as one of Canada's finest tunesmiths and a champion of the Everyman" - The Edmonton Journal
"He's like those Texas songwriters, the Guy Clark's and Van Zandt's...Each song is a bit of common sense philosophy, mixed with a tiny bit of sadness and a lot of love." - CBC New Brunswick
David Francey is a renowned folk troubadour who writes songs with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. On So Say We All he reflects on his own journey through a period of struggle, from depression to losing important people in his life. "The lesson learned," he says, "was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way."
That spirit of perseverance bursts from each song on the album, from the opening track "Rain" about the failure and rebirth of love to the bittersweet hymn "So Say We All." Capturing the dark times ("Pandora's Box," "Ordinary Man") as well as life's shining moments ("Satellite," "Blue Skies"), the album is a perfect acoustic showcase of what makes Francey's songwriting so special. Poetic and fearless, Francey draws from his own experiences, delving into his recent depression ("Harm") and singing about his colorful experiences on the road ("Cheap Motel").
Now ten albums into his recording career, Francey has demonstrated the kind of consistency as a songwriter that makes even other songwriters shake their head in disbelief. On So Say We All, he shares yet another collection of so-good-they-could-be-traditional numbers marked by the perfectly-stated poetry and stick-in-your-head melodies of the enduring folk song, best exemplified by songs like "Blue Yonder" and "Long Long Road."
Beautifully spare and full of instant classics, So Say We All is sure to be a favorite with folk fans of every generation.
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