Friday, November 07, 2008
Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City, NY, US

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lsandi Posted: 08-11-08 4:15
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OMG - what a treat! Fran - you really played a special show tonight. So gracious of you to give your time to such a great cause, and allow us mere mortals to mingle with your lovely wife and gorgeous wee son. You ooze talent and we thank you for giving us an hour of pure entertainment with no hidden agenda.
THANK YOU! btw the new album is fabulous. Keep it coming.
From a fellow Scot!
MemphisQueen Posted: 08-11-08 11:01
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So I have no pics or video to offer as this was a surprise gig for me after I was already up in Boston on business with no camera :( But so happy to have been able to swing down to NYC and catch a wonderful night of music.

Fran arranged his set list in chronological order from oldest to newest based upon when he wrote the song and told great stories either of the time / location / meaning behind each song.

Set list as follows:
-20 (unplugged)
-All I Wanna do is rock
-Writing to Reach You
-Blue Flashing Light!!!!!!!
-Flowers in the Window
-Love Will Come thru
-My Eyes
-Song to Self

First Encore: I Kissed a Girl

Second Encore: Side (unplugged)

Ah, can't wait for that March US tour now!!!
markor Posted: 09-11-08 5:31
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:) it was extremely nice to have Fran in NYC.
I'm the guy who "reminded" him the lyrics of Side when he forgot it. :)
And I've got some pix I took with my phone. I didnt bring my cam, for some reason I thought they wouldnt let me take pix. And there were all these ppl with cams.
Link Posted: 09-11-08 10:21
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This was a unique opportunity to see Fran play his songs as though playing in a living room. At times, it seemed as though he was longing for the band (e.g. suggesting what Andy would be doing during a song).
I would have enjoyed hearing more from the new album, although the two that were played are my favorites. Nice renditions of Flowers and LWCT.
I am eager to see a "proper" show as Fran put it when Travis plays in February or March.


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