Old Nobodaddy
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Old Nobodaddy

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter




"7 Earthy Singles from Alt-Folk to Americana"

Yesssss. “Gun is Coming” is the stellar single from the New Orleans-based songwriter known as Old Nobodaddy. The track combines a stripped down lyricism with a compelling “swamp gospel” sound that goes straight for the center of your being. This track comes to us from Nobodaddy’s forthcoming release, The Pretty Plea’s EP. I’ll definitely be keeping an ear to the ground for the release. You should too. - Yab Yum Music Blog

"Old Nobodaddy Releases New Single Gun Is Coming"

Old Nobodaddy is the moniker of Ian Francis, an artist out of New Orleans. He described himself as Nick Cave meeting a dust covered Father John Misty. I thought it sounded more like O’Death on Xanax which he enjoyed.

The tune has a gothic-folk feel to it as Francis sings in almost chant-like fashion. There’s some sweet guitar work on there as well. He’s going to have an EP coming out soon enough. Keep an eye out for his stuff. - Hear Ya Music Blog

"MM Shorts : Old Nobodaddy"

Old Nobodaddy is a New Orleans based songsmith and his latest single Gun is Coming is brooding, gospel-noir of the highest order.

Swampy blues with a stomping revivalist rhythm that leans towards the dark – think Nick Cave meets a dust covered Father John Misty – it is a fabulous taster for his soon-to-be-released, The Pretty Plea’s EP. - Mad Mackerel

"Spreading Chills : The Secret of Ian Francis"

It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, even if that beauty is a little frightening. Born and raised in the District, songwriter IAN FRANCIS transitions from punk to folk to swamp stomp. While you probably won’t find him singing praises in a revival tent any time soon, you might catch him playing a basement or nightclub in the DMV.

We invite you to dive into the “Murky Water” of Francis’ budding solo project, and it may even give you chills as well...

(Full interview at dominioncollective.com) - Dominion Collective

"Single : Old Nobodaddy's Gun is Coming"

old nobodaddy is a baltimore based singer/songwriter who specializes in gritty, twangy, religious revival vibes.

his latest single, 'gun is coming', is an ominous gospel-noir chant with snaky banjo and guitar that flips the script on the idea of the rapture. something is coming back, but it's not gonna be good for anyone. - The Modern Folk Music of America Blog


Still working on that hot first release.



Old Nobodaddy is the bastard child of teeth and nails and old wives tales. He was born all over, raised in the grooves of old punk, rock n' roll, and rhythm & blues records. Drawn to New Orleans in 2016, he put down roots and amassed a band. The band soon drew the flock, and from the flock came praise:

The Mad Mackerel blog called Old Nobodaddy "brooding, gospel-noir of the highest order," and Yab Yum Music Blog liked the "stripped down lyricism with a compelling swamp gospel sound that goes straight for the center of your being."

With a string of live shows and a summer EP release up his sleeve, Old Nobodaddy begins his crusade - striking the hypnotic heart of American Roots music 'til it moves the soles in your shoes.

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