Update on Dates...

All shows have been cancelled due to Covid 19. I was supremely excited to be playing 4/17 @ The Crimson Moon, as it was the first day of our cities "Bear on the Square" Festival. Spring was filled with some cool gigs, and the first two BFranckProductions (house concert/food/charity events) were cancelled, and rescheduled for who knows when. Such an odd, beautiful, blessed time, but, it is a challenge some days to keep that perspective. And in the middle of me lamenting what I was losing, the world lost John Prine. Suddenly the loss of a few gigs, and a you have nothing to do schedule, didn't mean so much.  

I used to sing his songs, love his lyrics, and ponder the songwriting technique of this man that seemed more like an uncle than someone I would never meet. His songs made me feel I knew him. His mind crafted common sense, and satirical banter into music that makes up the fabric of life. He told stories I wanted to hear. He told off people who deserved it. He called on the human in each of us to cut the bullshit, and call a spade a spade. I've used his songs to teach songwriting workshops, learning new things about each song with every listen. I think I've sung "Angel from Montgomery" more than "Happy Birthday". I remember learning to play "Samstone" and thinking of John Prine serving in the military saving lives through his words. My son was born to "Spanish Pipedream". "Hello in There" plays in my head daily, and remains in my humble opinion the most introspective empathetic song ever written. 

I finally saw him at the Ryman a few years ago when he was touring to promote his last album. "Lake Marie" from the album, Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings, became my new obsession.

He was truth, or a song crafting story telling solider of it. Thank you for the music Mr. Prine. 

 

 

dates and things...

Previous events

Date Event Location
Women's Folk Fair Hatch Camp and Art Farm, Clayton, GA Hatch Camp and Art Farm, Clayton, GA
 —  — Betsy Franck Facebook Live Stream Dahlonega, GA Dahlonega, GA
Breastfest Athens, GA Athens, GA
Betsy Franck, Radford Windham, A. Lee Edwards Dahlonega Funeral Home Dahlonega Funeral Home
Performing w/ Randall Bramblett Rialto Room , Athen, GA Rialto Room , Athen, GA
Performing w/ Randall Bramblett Eddies Attic, Decatur, GA Eddies Attic, Decatur, GA
Country Music Songwriters in the Round + a special tribute to Johnny Cash Hendershot's , Athens, GA Hendershot's , Athens, GA
Kenny & The Bashers Annual 55th Birthday Celbration Hendershot's , Athens, GA Hendershot's , Athens, GA
Randall Bramblett The Foundry , Athens, GA The Foundry , Athens, GA
 —  — Betsy Franck Altered Frequencies, Franklin, NC 28734 Altered Frequencies, Franklin, NC 28734
 —  — Betsy Franck ( EP Release Show) w/ Admiral Radio Hendershot's , Athens, GA Hendershot's , Athens, GA
Hill House Concert  
 —  — Old Skool Trio w/ All the Singer Ladies Hendershot's , Athens, GA Hendershot's , Athens, GA
 —  — Unplugged for The North Georgia Cottage Little Kings Shuffle Club, Athens, Ga Little Kings Shuffle Club, Athens, Ga
 —  — Betsy Franck The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, GA The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, GA

Previous events

Apr14

Betsy Franck Facebook Live Stream

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Dahlonega, GA

Doing a Live Stream 1 hour show Tuesday sponsored by the good people @ Connectabilty https://connectabilityinc.org This is a local non-profit enabling community connection for those affected by disability.

Nov23

Hill House Concert

Nov7

Old Skool Trio w/ All the Singer Ladies

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Hendershot's , 237 Prince Ave, Athens, GA

Old Skool Trio w/ all the Singer ladies Me and Ms Ansley Stewart Going to be a big time heading over after The Cottage Event :)

Nov7

Unplugged for The North Georgia Cottage

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Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 West Hancock Ave, Athens, Ga

The Cottage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness & facilitating the healing of individuals & families affected by sexual violence and child abuse. Bands also performing for this beautiful fundraiser are, Athen Tiny Jazz Arkestra, diet dangfly!, and Caroline Aiken.