Francine Honey @ The MAC

  • June 29, 2024 7:00 p.m.
  • Marble Arts Centre

    13 Bridgewater Road
    Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0
Ticket Price (CAD) $25.00 Buy Tickets
Description

THE INTERNATIONAL, AWARD-WINNING SINGER SONGWRITER IS COMING HOME FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Francine Honey is an internationally acclaimed Songwriter, Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Independent Recording Artist, Record and Video Producer. Francine offers a blend of Americana, Alt-Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, and Blues, creating a unique and soulful sound. She is known for her heartfelt and authentic music with a mission to help people one song at a time. Francine believes that by sharing her life stories in song, others will know they are not alone through life’s ups and downs.  

Although she's been making music since childhood, Honey never dreamed of making it a career. Instead, she studied mathematics and computer science, got married, had kids, and worked as a project manager in the Canadian Federal Government. “I finally realized I had stories to share, and there was still an opportunity for me to turn my musical hobby into my profession.” She is the graduate of the Berklee College Of Music Professional Singer-Songwriter Certificate Program and has studied songwriting with many of her idols in Nashville.

She left her career in 2013 to pursue music full-time under her maiden name Francine Leclair. She self-produced her 2008 debut album An Ordinary Woman in her living room. It was followed in 2014 by Re-Drawn, produced by Lang Bliss in Nashville. In 2015, she re-recorded many of her early songs for the EP An Ordinary Woman (In Studio) with Mark Plancke of SharkTank Productions in Windsor, ON. Honey took a few years to work on her craft, studying, exploring, and chasing her sound. In 2018, Francine embarked on a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, TN. She recorded her full-length album, “to be continued…” live off the floor in just six days and found the sound that she had been hearing in her head for her music. The album garnered critical acclaim worldwide.

Francine released an A and B side single double release in October 2020, featuring tracks "2020 Vision" and "Can’t Press Reset." These singles, along with subsequent single releases with "I’m Coming Home", "Lightning," "Hunker Down" and “One Big Party” culminated in her full-length album "I Carry On," released in November 2022. Songs from the album garnered critical acclaim, securing two #1 spots in Canada and London, England, and earning recognition in songwriting contests like the Blues and Roots Radio Songwriting Contest, the International Songwriting Competition, and the UK Songwriting Competition.

In 2021 Francine started writing for a special project entitled “Rockets In My Boots”, her life story in song for far. Many of the songs on this project have already won songwriting awards which contributed to Honey being named “2023 Songwriter of the Year” by the Austin Songwriters Group International and a nomination for Best International Female Artist of 2023 by Radio Wigwam in the UK.  

And magic indeed is how Francine feels in the last year, still flying high from the 2023 Austin Songwriter of the Year prize which included 4 days in the studio with Gabriel Rhodes. Honey and Rhodes started writing songs together in 2023. In Feb 2024, Francine recorded a 10 song album live-off-the-floor in Austin, Texas co-produced with Gabriel Rhodes. 7 of these 10 songs co-written with Rhodes. This new album. A Place in Time, will be released starting with a Christmas single “Christmas, What Took You” in Nov. 2024.

Starting with the story, adding in a rich, warm voice along with either a guitar, piano, lap steel, ukulele or the Crystal Singing Bowls and an empathetic soul, and you have the recipe for a healing experience when listening to her music. With the intent to inspire others, she continues to share her stories through song.

What the press says...

“Honey doesn’t need any bells and whistles when she sings; she’s got her voice...melodic gold…”

-RJ Frometa, Vents Magazine

"Francine Honey successfully transitions Canadian country singer to the internationally-recognized songwriting master she’s undeniably been for at least the last two years...As a vocalist, Gray is the masculine yin to Honey’s yang, warming up the backend of the track with a throaty melody that sways beside hers like a leaf in the summer wind."

-Mindy McCall, Indiepulse Music

“..A classy singer doing what she does better than most anyone else in her scene can...If there’s one artist that serious Americana aficionados should be following this year, it is unquestionably Francine Honey, who is pulling out the big guns in her new music video and rebelling against the meager standards of a mainstream country sound that is anything but exciting these days."

-Sebastian Cole, Gashouse Radio

Scroll down or click here to watch Francine sing "Better Think Again!"

Learn more at https://francinehoney.com.

Tickets are $25 + HST

Playing Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 7pm at the Marble Arts Centre

*If you require wheelchair or fully accessible seating please call the box office at 613-478-6060.

Date & Time

Sat., Jun. 29, 2024 7:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Marble Arts Centre

13 Bridgewater Road
Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0 Marble Arts Centre
Tweed & Company Theatre

TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a registered charity, and is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre. The company has been active since the fall of 2009, and has produced several large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian productions. Tweed & Company is based in Hastings County, and owns and operates The Marble Arts Centre, as well as operating the Bancroft Village Playhouse, and the Tweed & Company Outdoor Stage.


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