Lion & Bird with David Francisco

This internationally renowned singer/songwriter, recording engineer, studio owner-operator, multi-instrumentalist and spinal cord-injury survivor has a story to tell and he's been telling it wherever he goes. From a captivating American Idol Hollywood performance to appearances on major television shows such as Ellen, stage-sharing with Martina McBride, Steven Curtis Chapman and Chris Blue, plus speaking at MusicCares during the Grammy's annual fundraising gala with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves and having his story documented in the short film Back to Blackbird, Mr. David Francisco has come a long way in a few years from his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. His compelling story keeps only getting better and stronger as now he's opened up his own recording studio, Lionheart, based in the home he shares with his wife, Kristi, near Los Angeles. He continually travels the country doing motivational and inspirational speaking, while performing his songs with Kristi all designed to help others think big dreams, then reach out to make those dreams a reality and keep the positive vibes moving.

Lion & Bird with David Francisco
Friday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m.
3Sixteen Wine Bar, Chatham

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin, a sixth-generation Sangamon County resident, has played his songs and music for nearly 40 years in the central Illinois area with occasional forays across the country. He's contributed to Illinois Times since 2000 by writing Now Playing, a weekly music column, as well as features stories and other articles...

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