St Dunstan’s Tickets Link

The link for tickets is up now on St Dunstan’s website for our April 11 show at the Theatre. Performance is in cahoots with the new release of Midwestern: Best Of 1995-2015. http://www.showclix.com/event/StewartFranckeCDReleaseConcert

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CD Release Concert for Midwestern

We’re looking forward to the concert at St Dunstan’s on April 11. It’s the 15th cd and it never gets old celebrating the release of a new one. Hope to see you there.

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CounterPunch review of A Familiar Fire

Stewart Francke: A Familiar Fire (Blue Boundary, 2014) An hour of blue-eyed soul from a neglected master of the genre. A Familiar Fire is Francke’s tenth album, but there’s nothing repetitive about it. The years on the road have only made him wiser and deepened the grooves. There’s a surety and individuality to Francke’s singing on these songs of heartbreak and loss …

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Stewart Francke: Seeking Musical & Spiritual Sustenance in a ‘Heartless World’ A Conversation with Saginaw’s Prodigal Son in Advance of His August 12th Pit & Balcony Appearance From Issue 729 (Published July 21st, 2011) Written By Robert E Martin Stewart Francke has been through the mill and over the hill and survived personal and professional pitfalls and challenges of such …

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SCRATCHED INTO OUR SOULS by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

July 13, 2011 Holler If Ya Hear Stewart Francke I first met Stewart Francke back in 1999, at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Detroit stop during their reunion tour. I shared that evening with other friends, old and new, but Stewart left a deep impression on me, in no small part thanks to the fact that he’d just …

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One Fan Writes…Heart of a Heartless World

For much of the last month, my commute companion has been Stewart Francke’s new album,Heartless World. “Heartless World” was funded in part by a kickstarter campaign, in which fans who ponied up small amounts of money were promised an advance copy of the CD, and those who ponied up especially large sums were promised, “name it, we’ll do it.” I don’t have …

Stewart Francke Named 2011 Twilight Civic Honoree

Detroit singer-songwriter recognized by Twilight Benefit Foundation for his work in cancer care and community presence. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2011 – (Detroit, MI) – Michigan musician and bone marrow transplant survivor Stewart Francke has been named one of this year’s Twilight Civic Honorees for his continuing work in cancer care and fundraising. The Twilight Benefit Gala, a black …

MIX MAGAZINE: Stewart Francke ‘Heartless World’

Jun 30, 2011 1:43 PM, By Barbara Schultz Singer/songwriter Stewart Francke’s Heartless World album leads off with “Summer Soldier,” a track that would be almost too painful to listen to if it weren’t such a great-sounding song. Francke fashioned the lyrics, written from the perspective of a soldier serving in Afghanistan, using thoughts expressed in interviews with servicemen (“Back home it’s springtime”… …

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BACKSTREETS FREE DOWNLOAD: STEWART FRANCKE & BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Detroit’s Stewart Francke has just released his eleventh album,Heartless World, which features a vocal collaboration with Springsteen on “Summer Soldier (Holler If Ya Hear Me”). In the liner notes, Francke writes, “it was always [Bruce’s] voice I heard in the call & response of the chorus but I figured it would remain just a dream. So I asked, he said …

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Metro Times City Slang

By Brett Callwood Published: July 6, 2011 Metro Times Print Email Twitter Facebook MySpace Stumble Digg More Destinations When singer-songwriter Stewart Francke sent a song to Bruce Springsteen’s people in the hopes that the Boss would add some vocals, he knew the odds were slim that he’d get anything back. One can only imagine how many similar requests Springsteen receives, and what he could charge if he …