Frances Cone: Local Artist of the Week

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This week’s local artist spotlight shines on Frances Cone, an indie folk band based right here in Nashville. Christina Cone grew up in South Carolina and moved to New York, where she met Andrew Doherty and began to release music as Frances Cone. The band moved from Brooklyn to Nashville and was immediately drawn in by music city’s alternative scene. 

Since their conception, Frances Cone has taken the music world by storm. In 2017 they were placed on NPR’s artists to watch at SXSW list and that same year the band was invited to play a set for the NPR Tiny Desk concert series. Their album ‘Late Riser’ was released in January last year and seamlessly encapsulates complex human emotions in 10 tracks. 

Frances Cone’s latest single, “93 or 94”, is what we are highlighting this week. Cone’s vocals combined with the storytelling in the lyrics are so hauntingly beautiful. “93 or 94” is one of those songs that tells a story so personal, yet somehow can be understood by all. It feels nostalgic and oh so familiar, but Frances Cone’s unique sound and production really make this one stand out. 

We’ll be playing “93 or 94” throughout the week as we feature Frances Cone as our Local Artist of the Week. Catch it live on-air at 100.1FM on your dial or streaming live at lightning100.com.

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