The welcome return of the man who played our first evening at Baila. Bucking the trend with his free-wheeling alternative folk Franc Cinelli is the songwriters’ songwriter. From uptempo torch songs to blues laden road journals and lovestruck serenades to defiant, prison outlaw ballads; Franc has carved his own musical path.
Franc Cinelli’s new album The Marvel Age shows an artist continuing a determined road, not afraid to take chances and experiment. At its core this is a folk record, but its use of rhythms, the twists and turns in the arrangements with their vibrant colours and haunting undertones, create something much more. It has received critical acclaim including Folk Radio UK’s coveted album of the month slot and Resonance FM’s Tin Can Review Top Ten Albums of the year along with a score of fantastic reviews in the UK and Franc’s native Italy.
Like the Dragoman before him, and the one before that, this Dragoman is an explorer – an experimenter, a tamperer and a fiddler.
“It is the lunacy of Tom Waits blended with the dark majesty of Leonard Cohen and it is sublime.”
– Dancing About Architecture