On with the Show
Slim Francis is a soul infused modern rock outfit from New York City featuring the talents of Matt Johnson on drums (Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, Ricki Lee Jones) Steve Brown on bass, and Aric Carroll on guitar and vocals. In 2005 they released On With The Show, a full-on rock n' roll extravaganza replete with pop hooks, angst, and soul tunes. On With The Show features some very talented special guests. Joan Wasser, a New York City favorite, lends her beautiful voice, violin and wurlitzer skills on 'September Soul', a nouveau-soul tune which adds a classic 70's gloss to the record. John Cougar Mellencamp back-up singer, Courtney Kaiser, also lends her talents on three tunes, 'You Can Make A Man', 'Sail Away', and the soul-inspired 'Rise and Fall.'