J Scott Franklin | Pretty Things That Grow

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Pretty Things That Grow

by J Scott Franklin

Intelligent lyricism crafted with humor, romanticism, agility of styles and beautiful melodies.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. With You (feat. Tyler Postma Franklin & Chris Callan Bober)
J Scott Franklin
5:14 $0.99
2. Wasting Time (feat. Chris Callan Bober & Tyler Postma-Franklin)
J Scott Franklin
2:39 $0.99
3. This Heart Goes to 11 (feat. Rob Muzick & Kim Muzick)
J Scott Franklin
5:38 $0.99
4. When I Look Into Your Eyes (Aka I Want to Wake Up) [feat. Tyler Postma Franklin & Fred Barringer]
J Scott Franklin
5:52 $0.99
5. One Home Virginia (feat. Jeremy Cottrell & Tyler Postma-Franklin)
J Scott Franklin
4:33 $0.99
6. Beauty in This Land (feat. Tyler Postma Franklin, Kim Bunton, John Ryan & Jeremy Cottrell)
J Scott Franklin
2:27 $0.99
7. Is My Glass Half Empty Intro
Rachel Brown
0:33 $0.29
8. Is My Glass Half Empty (feat. Al Moss, Rachel Brown, Tyler Postma & Tracy Marie)
J Scott Franklin
4:31 $0.99
9. Good Old Days (feat. Michael Bay & Tyler Postma-Franklin)
J Scott Franklin
4:05 $0.99
10. Knock All You Want (feat. Tyler Postma-Franklin & Michael Bay)
J Scott Franklin
5:23 $0.99
11. With You (feat. Chris Callan Bober)
J Scott Franklin
5:14 $0.99
12. 100 Times Intro (feat. Austin Walkin Cane)
J Scott Franklin
0:28 $0.29
13. 100 Times (feat. Austin Walkin Cane)
J Scott Franklin
4:30 $0.99
14. Don't Do That Again (Without Me) [feat. John Ryan & Jeremy Cottrell]
J Scott Franklin
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album is a mixture of the many sides of J Scott Franklin. He is, "All genres listed and no genre listed." He cares for words deeply and this love is evident as listeners draw in to the landscape of each song. Pretty Things that Grow is a collection of songs that he plays outside of Lost State of Franklin and as well as songs who have found their way into the LSF setlist.

J Scott Franklin's (Winner of 2013 Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival Contest) is a unique story. It's a mixture of opposite places and varied styles and his music brings the hearts of each to these songs. The shortest story is that Scott was born in south Virginia, in a town with one bar and no movie theater. His father was a preacher & Scott's years were spent in the beauty of the country, as well as the ocean & many visits to the mountains. As a teenager, he was abruptly moved to the gritty & industrial Cleveland, OH. From south to north. From hammocks & weeping willows to sidewalks and brown, metallic dust. From trees and cornfields to brick buildings clinging to the sky.

Heartbroken, he still found beauty wherever he could; in the tall grasses growing near an abandoned factory...in the forgotten bends and mini forests along the Cuyahoga River winding through the city...in the places where two junkyards didn't quite meet, and nature had room to restake its claim.

Although raised on Conway Twitty, Patsy, Tammy, Roger Miller, old school rockabilly and traditional country, it was In Cleveland that Scott found a deep love for the trumpet and Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Metallica, Nirvana, Martin Sexton and later, Frank Sinatra. While attending his final year of Bowling Green State University, he took a poetry class in which the professor often remarked that he'd never seen such natural and unique talent. It was in this class that Scott discovered why he'd spent his life writing poetic lines on napkins and grocery bags & why he observed life in such a guardedly unique way: He was a poet. And from this newly blossoming poet & jazz trumpet player sprang a music that travelled from beat poetry to rock to singer songwriter to folk to his roots in traditional country, never leaving any style behind, but gathering them all in, because they are all him, just like cornfields and sidewalks.

In this album, he has striven to present you with songs of true love, new love, lost love, found love, leaving home and finding home. With truth, heartbreak, humor, honesty and depth along the way.



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