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Michael with Flora
A Note from Michael

legacy tomatoes
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to wish all of you a happy summer. We’ve been busy landscaping our yard, enjoying every moment we can outside. This past Winter seemed unusually cold, icy, and LONG.

birds nest

The birds nested everywhere this Spring...on a lavender wreath on our front door, on the front porch in potted plants, not to mention in all of the roosting boxes and birdhouses we have around the property. We were hosts to ruby finches, chipping sparrows, wrens, phoebes, and bluebirds.

We also experienced a rise in the turtle population, both painted turtles and snapping turtles. When Nellie, the dachshund, went out for a stroll she encountered a snapping turtle about her size laying eggs in a flower bed. Wisely, she retreated.

kittens

All of our sponsored “buddies” at Hearts United for Animals (www.hua.org) were adopted, so we’re now in the process of sponsoring four more.

On the feline front, we transferred some red kittens from our local town shelter to another organization about a hundred miles south of us and couldn’t resist a photo op.

Lately we’ve been watching some Swedish noir on DVD: Wallander, Beck, The Bridge (fortunately, every show includes English subtitles).

We’ve been enjoying our Time Together--after 37 years it’s still a joy to do the simple things in life together--I was on the Road in the old days so often and for so long.

I’m in the middle of Donna Tartt’s new book, The Goldfinch, which is amazing. Almost impossible to put down.

sushi

Claudia is working her way through Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new vegan cookbook Isa Does It. Happily, I’ve been on the receiving end of these experiments. This week we had malai kofta one day and kappa maki the next, spanning two of my favorite cuisines: Indian and Japanese.

I hope to see some of you out on the Road this Summer. It’s a milestone birthday year for me and I’m grateful to share it with you.

Health, Prosperity, Happiness
Peace, Love, and Rescue

Signed, Michael Franks
S.O.J.G.*

* A few years ago we were playing the House of Blues in New Orleans (a perennial stop for us). I left after the soundcheck to hunt down some vegan food. When I returned just before showtime there was a large crowd lined up in front of the club. I had to cut through this line to get to the stage door. A young House of Blues employee was directing people and when a couple passed by and asked “Who’s playing tonight?” he replied “I don’t know. Some Old Jazz Guy.” And this is how I’ve referred to myself to Claudia ever since...

Recordings
(The Discography page has song lists
and links for ordering)


Michael Franks:
      The Dream 1973-2011
(2012)
Time Together
(2011)
Rendezvous in Rio
(2006)
Love Songs (2004)
Watching the Snow (2003)
The Michael Franks Anthology:
      The Art Of Love
(2003)
Barefoot on the Beach(1999)
The Best of Michael Franks:
      A Backward Glance (1998)
Abandoned Garden (1995)
Dragonfly Summer (1993)
Blue Pacific (1990)
Camera Never Lies (1987)
Skin Dive (1985)
Passionfruit (1983)
Objects of Desire (1982)
One Bad Habit (1980)
Tiger in the Rain (1979)
Burchfield Nines (1978)
Sleeping Gypsy (1977)
Art of Tea (1975)
Michael Franks (1973)



Time Together

Time Together album cover"Time Together"
was released in June, 2011. The CD is available online from Amazon.com, and local record stores, with digital downloads from most major services including iTunes and Amazon.com.

Shanachie Entertainment has created a video using the title song from "Time Together," now on YouTube.

  New Release from Rhino France

Rhino ReleaseRhino Records France has released a 5-CD set
"Michael Franks: The Dream 1973-2011".
This 73 track box set contains hits, fan favorites, rarities and so much more. Orders now at Amazon.com

 


Tour Schedule

2014
November 15 - Newark, NJ - N. J. Performing Arts Center - 5 & 8 PM

2015
In 2015 Michael is going to be focusing on writing and recording a new CD

Michael's performances are always announced here as soon as they are confirmed.

 


While on tour, Michael is usually accompanied by
     Charles Blenzig - Piano
     Sean Conly - Bass
     Karel Ruzicka - Sax
     Willard Dyson - Drums
     Veronica Nunn - Vocals

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Hearts United for Animals
Merchandise
Michael and Flora

We encourage your support of Hearts United for Animals, a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering.
We support our local Humane Society and ask that you remember to do the same.

Tea Mug

The cover of my album,Time Together, has gotten so many nice comments, that we've teamed with Cafe Press to make the image available on a variety of items from tea mugs to shirts. All proceeds from sales will go directly to HUA and UCSPCA to help care for unwanted and abandoned animals.

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