Francie and Rosie

That title will mean something to Scots of a certain age, and nothing to anyone else.

Anyway, to the point: a couple of nice tracks from singers I've encountered on my recent venturings.

Francie Jones is an American singer I saw at OOTB and one of the freshest, most accomplished perfomers I've ever seen at an  open mic. The CD she handed me is no disappointment either.

Here's a great song, Who's Asking?

03. Who's Asking

Francie on MySpace

Rosie Nimmo runs an open mic with Polly Phillips in Portobello. She's produced a warm, slightly jazzy album called, appropriately, Lazy and Mellow. I like the title track best, along with this, the opener, Spider and Fly, which sets the tone for the album.

01. Spider and Fly

Rosie Nimmo's website

Album cover with blurred portrait and 'Norman Lamont' 'Breath'

Free covers album

My versions of songs by Bowie, Cohen, Brel, Momus, the Incredible String Band and more