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LAist Interview: Robert Francis

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Photo by Julia Brokaw via Robert Francis' MySpace profile

Note: Robert Francis plays tonight at The Troubadour.

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You don't hear Robert Francis' name mentioned around Los Angeles that often, but when you meet a fan of his, they are not just a cheerleading friend of his, they're a true die-hard fan of his musicianship, his words and the hauntingly beautiful art he creates. NPR took notice last Fall and called him a "a young man with an old soul." And Marc Vera at Entertainment Weekly said "his songs are both depressing and uplifting. In my little world, that's better than perfect. So perfect, in fact, that I've listened to this record at least 10 times over the past two days." The same happened to us when we picked up the his first and only album, "One By One."