"This is what I like to call 'The Genuine Article'....the purest of pure. This woman has a voice that would give Joni Mitchell goosebumps....." (DEREK SIVERS)
"A crafty, experienced vocalist who knows how to build and cultivate a mood...." (MAVERICK MAGAZINE, UK)
"The greatest writer I have met.....Gifted and talented beyond belief." (GREGORY PAGE)
"Comparisons to Aimee Mann and Eva Cassidy are well deserved." (WESTPORT MAGAZINE)
Tales & Songs from Helen Gonne, produced by Benjamin Grotto (Dresden Dolls, Jules Shear) marks the bonafide debut release of Jacqueline Francis.
Tales & Songs from Helen Gonne includes the exceptional drummer Christopher Santos, and the unparalleled Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Lori McKenna) on bass. The album also includes contributions from Neil Cleary, Andy Cambria (Broken Blossoms), Dinty Child (Session Americana), cellist Valerie Thompson (Goli), and Hammond guru Eric Welsh.
The album also includes four post-modern absurdist sketches inspired by the writing of Donald Barthelme.