Key Frances

Key Frances

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The roots go back to the funky swing of New Orleans and the driving guitar of Austin Texas. Northern New Mexico gave it its psychedelic hit propelled by snowboarding its mountaintops. Recent songs were born in the deserts of New Mexico, on the streets of New York and along the coast of California.

Biography

Key’s music stands out with his distinctive tone and presence,
its rock-n-roll, funk, psycha-blues.
The peers in approach are early Jimmy Page and Robert Plant during his recent tour, loosely tight, freeform, and exploratory, yet structured.
Key’s innovative artistry stands on par with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Pink Floyd;
Neil Young meets John Lee Hooker.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Key Frances now lives in the coastal mountains around
Los Angeles. Key has surrounded himself great musicians and
together they create shows that are hailed by many as the best live music period.

Lyrics

Shooting Star

Written By: Frank Mark Dunn III aka Key

Shooting Star

I saw a Shooting Star last night
It fell almost all the way to the ground

You know it burned so very brightly in its last moments of light
It left me spell bound
Gather 'round the campfire
The gypsy spoke so very long ago
About these times of upheaval yet to come
Make way to bring the magic on
These times are here
To love somebody
As love rolls down like honey into the arms of his lover
As long as we are here

May you ride the king's highway under the sun
May you ride with the moon when you are on the run
May you ride with your dreams that take you on and on and on
May we all arrive together before it’s all gone

The gypsy said the blood and tears would run
But then the dust would clear for everyone
And we can reach down and put our halos on
Turn our faces into the dawn
As long as we are here

To love some body
As love rolls down like honey into the arms of his lover

May you ride the king's highway under the sun
May you ride with the moon when you are on the run
May you ride with your dreams that take you on and on and on
May we all arrive together before it’s all gone

Love somebody
Yeah

Dive into the sea the ancient sea
Come on lets jump into the water
Long long as we are here

I saw a Shooting Star last night
It fell almost all the way to the ground

Bakersfield

Written By: Frank Mark Dunn III aka Key

Bakersfield

The second coming was in Bakersfield in 1999

He rolled into town in the middle of the night

He called himself Jesus but I could see right through his disguise

He had the same brown skin and those same soulful ebony eyes

I didn't get to know him all that well

One night we shared a fire, down by the railroad tracks off off highway 99

As the night wore on we got to talkin'
About these coming times

Fell into silence and he just sat there smiling

Pretty soon he got to talking

He said surround yourself with good hearted people

One's that will watch your back and help you through

Give a little aid and comfort to a stranger

In these times ahead I think you better give yourself a little too

And keep your eye on the horizon
There's magic in the moon

Yah you see the circle is still unbroken
Yah I said the circle is still unbroken

lyrics by key frances
c 2005 circle of eights publishing

Discography

Tiny Sparkles- studio, tonally beautiful, a classic
The Pyramid Session Live- live, unrehearsed, a jazz approach
Friday Night Road Trip- live at Harvelle's Night Club in Los Angeles

Listen for Key's music on Whole Wheat Radio
And on Halo Radio in the Netherlands

Set List

Key's set list is pages and pages long.
He customizes to each gig. All original songs.
Key is a headliner and oftem plays 2-3 sets in a night.
From roadhouse blues to psychedelic rock-n-roll,
its funky.