Dave Franklin

About the Artist: 

Dave Franklin is the renowned singer-songwriter from the Atlanta music scene, former member of the legendary Atlanta alternative rock band, hollyfaith. Franklin has also toured and recorded with Drivn' n' Cryin', Kristen Hall, Billy Pilgrim, and opened for the likes of Johnny & June Carter Cash, Sinead O'Conner, and Jewel. Franklin resides in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta and is considered one of the most under rated, best singers and players by music critics and fans that are “in the know”.  Dave Franklin’s first recording, the critically acclaimed “Bones and All”, was released in 1991 on Sister Ruby Records and was proclaimed by Eddie Owen (Eddie’s Attic) “the best CD to ever come out of Atlanta”. Because of touring with rock bands, Franklin waited nine years to release his follow up album, “Gutterbound For Glory” on his own FrampTone Records in 2000.  The record was another critically acclaimed collection of Franklin’s eclectic, yet classic American reflections.  Franklin released his third album in late 2010 titled “Lost in the Middle of the Long Way Home”. The newest record, produced by Tim Nielsen (Drivin’ N’ Cryin’), features ten new compositions and guest musicians Kevn Kinney, Abby Owens, Leah Calvert, and Kevin Morrison (hollyfaith). Franklin was inspired to make the new album by Kristian Bush (Sugarland), who insisted that Franklin record after hearing him perform his new songs live at Eddie’s Attic. Now, Franklin is ready for the next chapter to reveal itself, while he continues to take the long way home.