On her debut album ALONE AT LAST, Tasha celebrates the radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. For years, the Chicago songwriter has dreamed hard of a better world — she’s worked with the local racial justice organization BLACK YOUTH PROJECT 100 and has been on the front lines at protests around the city. But as she returned to the guitar, an instrument her mother first taught her to play when she was 15 years old, she began exploring the ways music can be a powerful force for healing. It might not fix a deeply broken world all by itself, but it can offer comfort and respite for those who, like her, dare to imagine a thriving future.
Fran is the songwriting project of Maria Jacobson. They released their debut record, A Private Picture, on Fire Talk Records in 2019 to critical acclaim. Combining the alt rock of the 90’s with folk and country influences, Fran’s music is, at its core, is about sharing a truth -–telling it, confessing it, yelling it—in the service of human connection. Her songs have been described as “coolly fluid,” (NPR) and “taut, thoughtful songs that are further sharpened by a pristine elegance” (Chicago Reader) that “take listeners on a journey of love and self-discovery”
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