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Breaks and Swells w/ Julia Francis & Katrina Kope @ Clock Out Lounge
September 24, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
With influences ranging across the spectrum of Soul, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Pop, Breaks and Swells are hard to pin down. What isn’t hard to understand is the power and energy they bring to performances; convincing even usually hard-to-sway Seattle crowds to get down and dance.
This show is an album release party for Julia’s new album: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ROOM. Julia Francis is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter. Her music is deeply rooted in the blues legacies of women like Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and Billie Holiday among others. KBCS describes her voice as “howling, blistering…like Bessie Smith and Sister Rosetta Tharpe colliding with Slick, Joplin and Tedeschi.”
Her band is Darren Loucas on guitar, Ben Smith on drums and Andy Stoller on bass.
With her different projects spanning many genres, from electronica, to funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation; Katrina might tell you that her roots reside deep in jazz and blues. She’s graced some of the largest stages in the Northwest, has eight albums under her belt, and has garnered massive respect among peers for her voice and approach to songwriting.