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Check out the new song, recently added to the album! It’s all about DIBS.
There’s a new Mayor in the city of Chicago these days, so some of my Chicago-themed tunes needed updates. Unfortunately, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I really only had to swap out Mayor Daley and replace him with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The first three songs were featured prominently in Mark Konkol’s DNAinfo Chicago article from May 19, 2014. “I Got Dibs” was featured in Mark’s article from February 7, 2015.

Released 20 May 2014
All songs written and copyright Andrew Francis 2014. All rights reserved.


A full-length album of post-contemporary, pre-modern folk music.
Released 10 August 2010
All songs written and copyright Andrew Francis 2010. All rights reserved.


This is a collection of songs inspired-by and written-in the city of Chicago. If you live in Chicago then it’s required, by law, that you own this album. If not, then it’s still probably a good idea because you may know someone who is from Chicago, or you may even someday visit Chicago.
Released 10 August 2010
All songs written and copyright Andrew Francis 2010. All rights reserved.


Other Albums Featuring Andrew Francis

Two-song 7-inch vinyl of hot Rhythm & Revival music recorded while Andrew was in the guitar and washboard duo Poor Elvis.
Released 1 June 2012
Side A, “Leavin’ You,” written and copyright Andrew Francis 2012. All rights reserved.


A quick-hittin’ EP of original gospel tunes, folk ballads, and hot blues numbers recorded while Andrew was in the guitar and washboard duo Poor Elvis.
Released 20 September 2011
Songs 1, 3, 5, and 7 written and copyright Andrew Francis 2011. All rights reserved.


A 5 song EP by the Barehand Jugband recorded in June 2011 at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago.
Appearing on this album are: Andrew Francis, Jonas Friddle, Clay Goodpasture, Evan Jacobson, Pamela Maurer, and Anna Suechting
No longer available for purchase.

Released 20 September 2011
Copyright The Barehand Jugband 2011. All rights reserved.


Thirteen tracks of good-time music with banjos, horns, washboards, fiddles and a jug.
Appearing on this album are: Andrew Francis, Jonas Friddle, Clay Goodpasture, Evan Jacobson, Pamela Maurer, and Anna Suechting
No longer available for purchase.

Released 2 February 2010
Copyright The Barehand Jugband 2010. All rights reserved.


Debut album from the Barehand Jugband. Recorded partially live at the Grafton Pub in Lincoln Square, Chicago on April 14, 2009 and partially on April 24, 2009 at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago and probably other various places in and around the city.
Appearing on this album are: Andrew Francis, Jonas Friddle, Clay Goodpasture, Jason McInnes, Tynan Kelly, and Pamela Maurer
No longer available for purchase.

Released 6 June 2009
Copyright The Barehand Jugband 2009. All rights reserved.


Songwriting, home recording, and vinyl records from Chicago folk singer Andrew Francis.