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Heartwood Presents Freddy & Francine

Thursday November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10 – $20

Tickets

121 available
Freddy & Francine - Advanced Purchase$15.00Thursday, November 29, 2018 / Doors with bar and food truck open at 7:00 p.m. / Show starts at 8:00 p.m. / Heartwood is located at 619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL

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Freddy & Francine - Day of Show Purchase$20.00Thursday, November 29, 2018 / Doors with bar and food truck open at 7:00 p.m. / Show starts at 8:00 p.m. / Heartwood is located at 619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL

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Freddy & Francine - Friends of Heartwood$12.00FOH Identification Required at the Door. / Thursday, November 29, 2018 / Doors with bar and food truck open at 7:00 p.m. / Show starts at 8:00 p.m. / Heartwood is located at 619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL

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Freddy and Francine Student Ticket$10.00

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Authenticity in the music industry is slippery when wet. Everyone praises its value, yet when an artist is truly authentic, it is often only embraced if it can be easily walked on without slipping and landing in a pile of genre-related questions. To the casual observer, Freddy & Francine seem safely cemented as a folk duo. They’ve got the look. The soulful harmonies. The folk circuit bookings — over 150 a year, including the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

But don’t call it folk music. It’s too energetic.

“We’re performers. We’re not just folk musicians who play and sing mellow songs with little voices … there’s screaming,” Caruso said. Don’t call it Americana either. They don’t wear hats. Besides, Caruso says, “The minute you think one of our songs is an Americana song, it can turn into a retro pop song.” Despite the reaction of most roots music fans to the dreaded “P” word, Caruso says she doesn’t mind Freddy & Francine being labeled a pop band.

“Pop music gets a bad rap, but it comes from the word ‘popular.’ I’d love to be popular,” she said. “I never discriminate against a song because it’s popular if it stays in your head … every Beatles song is a pop song.”

But mostly, Freddy & Francine sounds like Freddy & Francine. It ain’t the easiest thing to explain, but it makes sense when you hear it, and finally, it makes sense to the two people who matter most. “I’m really happy with who I am and I’m happy with the life I have,” Ferris said. At the end of the day, or road, authenticity is internal. Watch your step.

Check out Freddy & Francine’s video “Ain’t No Way” here.

Details

Date:
Thursday November 29
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Venue

Heartwood Soundstage
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Organizer

Heartwood Booking