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WBEZ Interview About “Rahm Songs”

I appeared on the WBEZ program The Afternoon Shift on May 27, 2014, and talked with host Niala Boodhoo about my new album of Chicago-inspired songs titled “Rahm Songs.”

WBEZ InterviewLocal musician rehashes old lyrics for ‘Rahm Songs’

Logan Square songwriter Andrew Francis first started writing protest songs directed against our previous mayor. But as it turns out, Francis finds his songs are still particularly relevant today. He wrote “CTA Blues” back in 2006, and with very few tweaks he was able to rehash the song for his mini-album, ‘Rahm Songs.’ He joins us in studio to talk about the inspirations for his music and lyrics, and his experience reworking his old songs.

— May 27, 2014 — Niala Boodhoo — The Afternoon ShiftWBEZ 91.5fm

Listen to the interview and live performances of the updated, Rahm Emanuel versions of “Mister Mayor Says” and “Talkin’ CTA Blues” above, or by clicking here. Download the interview by right clicking here and selecting “Save As…”

And, download the album “Rahm Songs” for free right here.

 

New Album Release

Free Download Rahm Songs album
New 3-song album available now for free download!

After some of my rewritten, Chicago-inspired songs were featured in an interview with DNAinfo Chicago, I decided to put them together on an album called “Rahm Songs” and put it up on Bandcamp for FREE.

So, you can go download here it at ZERO COST and then load the songs onto your Zune and sit in traffic on some pot-hole-filled Chicago street and BLAST the tunes loud.

Also, be sure to occasionally check out my New Song Blog over on Tumblr. I’m going to be updating more out-dated Chicago songs, as well as some other older tunes too.

DNAinfo Chicago Interview

Andrew Francis' 'Talkin' Chicago Blues' Protest Songs Get New LifeCheck out this article by Mark Konkol on DNAinfo Chicago where I gave an interview about some Chicago-inspired songs that I recently rewrote. Read it here.

Listen to the songs from the album or download them for free on bandcamp.

And be sure to check in regularly to my Tumblr page where I post new songs (and updated versions of old songs) every week.