Angeline The Baker - Jamie Francis
It's a very exciting time for our LCM featured artist singer-songwriter and banjo master Jamie Francis. Not only is Jamie part of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, The Changing Room and Stark but he has just released his 10-track solo debut album aptly titled 'The Patient Neighbour'. The album is led by Jamie's banjo, but also features fiddle and whistles from Toby Shaer (John McCusker and Heidi Talbot) and cello from Graham Coe (Jellyman's Daughter and Blue Rose Code). The tracks are a mix of Irish and American traditional tunes, as well as some original compositions by Jamie. As a very good taster our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the instrumental 'Angeline The Baker'.
Jamie Francis is a Cornwall based banjo player, guitarist and songwriter. He started gigging at the age of 12, and grew up surrounded by both the blues music popular in his home town of Maryport, and the Irish folk music played by his father. His playing and songwriting styles reflect these varied influences.
Jamie Francis attended the Brighton Institute of Modern Music where he received a 1st Class BA Hons in Music Performance. At University he met his long time musical collaborator Sam Kelly, whose band Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys has won a BBC Folk Award and seen Jamie play all over the world. As well as the international gigging, Jamie has played live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 3, played in Seth Lakeman's band and supported numerous folk legends such as Cara Dillon and Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts