Though he migrated to Nashville to record some records, John Francis got his start in the musical halls of Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The rootsy singer-songwriter released the critically acclaimed The Better Angels in 2010, which he recorded in Johnny Cash’s Nashville studio, and lately he’s been working on a follow-up with a band comprised of musicians who played with James Taylor, Lucinda Williams, JJ Cale, to name a few. When he stopped by for a Key Studio Session in 2010, Francis shared his often critical but always eloquent view on struggle in America; listen to “People on the Edge of the World” below. He brings his heartfelt country-twang to The Keswick Theater when he opens for Loretta Lynn on November 30th. Tickets and information are available here.