New Single: City Don’t Sleep
Hope you can check out my new single, “City Don’t Sleep,” co-produced by Dean Jones & Dave Winer. We tried to make it sound like a bright, vibrant picture book.
Hope you can see it / hear it / feel it!
Posted on October 6th, 2015
Grown Up Music Site
Click Here to go to my site for grown ups!
Posted on June 3rd, 2014
“Sun Will Shine Again” video
I made this video of my kids + friends surfing SF’s Ocean Beach with a tiny Go Pro camera. So much fun! Hope you can check it out.
Posted on April 9th, 2014
XM RADIO SHOW!
I’ll be hosting an hour long radio show this weekend on XM Radio’s Kids Place Live to talk about the making of my new cd, Blink of an Eye. Please join me for a whole new kind of kids radio listening experience. I used a field mic to create a city-soundscape to demonstrate fleeting, ‘blink of an eye’ sounds, invited Molly Ledford (Lunch Money) to hop on her bike and talk to us as she rides around her neighborhood, asked the album’s producer to play “What in the World is Dean Jones Playing” and invited Elizabeth Mitchell to share a story about how the light plays magic tricks with leaves on trees. This, plus TONS of funny, profound kids talking about some of the themes on the album. You can listen to a preview of the show here:https://soundcloud.com/frances-england/the-making-of-blink-of-an-eye
Hope you can check it out!
Kids Place Live, channel 78
Friday, 10/25 6pPST/9pEST
Saturday, 10/26 9aEST & 5pEST/2pPST
Sunday, 10/27 12pEST/9aPST
Posted on October 23rd, 2013
Paths We Have Worn, cd + new website
Today we are releasing my first ever ‘grown up’ album, Paths We Have Worn. About.com’s Warren Truitt says it is “delicately produced by Dean Jones, a quavering saw here, a whispering fiddle there, and, almost subliminally, touches of electronic music embedded in the fabric of the compositions…(Paths) is introspective, thoughtful, melancholy, hopeful, joyful. Beautiful.”
I’ve created a new website for Paths here where you can listen to the whole album and share the music player with friends. And for a limited time, we are offering both Paths We Have Worn + my new children’s cd, Blink of an Eye for $20 through my website shop.
Ok, thanks for everything guys – I so appreciate you helping us spread the word! xoxo frances xoxo
Posted on September 3rd, 2013
SING ALONG song book
I read somewhere that Woodie Guthrie once said, “If you’re playing more than 3 chords on the guitar, you’re just showing off.” Oh, how I love you, Woodie! Here are a few 2, 3, and 4 chord songs of mine that are super easy to learn, play, and sing. Rock on! xo f xo
Posted on February 15th, 2013
That’s What Friends Are For
The amazing Nora May (from Norway!) made this little stop-motion video for her best friend using my song, “That’s What Friends Are For.” I think it’s the sweetest thing ever – thank you, Nora!
Posted on August 27th, 2012
Holiday Family Creative Challenge + free new song
Do you have any idea how many photographs and videos you’ve taken of your kid(s) this year? Lots of us use our cameras + phones to document our children’s lives but how often do we go back and make something special with all those captured moments? My holiday creative family challenge for you is to […]
Posted on November 21st, 2011
RADIO SHOW, the making of Mind of My Own…
I’m so excited to share this show that I created for XM Radio on the making of Mind of My Own. I tried my best to channel Mr. Rogers and Ira Glass, two of my favorite storytellers in the world. Over the course of an hour, I take the listeners onto the streets of San […]
Posted on October 19th, 2011