FREDDY & FRANCINE at Deer Hollow in Serenbe
Authenticity in the music industry is slippery when wet. Everyone praises its value, yet when an artist is truly authentic, it is often only embraced if it can be easily walked on without slipping and landing in a pile of genre-related questions.
To the casual observer, Freddy & Francine seem safely cemented as a folk duo. They got the look. The soulful harmonies. The folk circuit bookings over 150 a year, including the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Theyre even getting married. Cute. Even their acts name is cute. You could make a movie about it. Someone probably has.
But Freddy & Francine (their actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso) arent interested in acting, or genres, or talking or not talking about their relationship. Theyve done all that. Theyve even recently left their longtime home of Los Angeles for Nashville. And theyve never looked more like themselves.
Pop music gets a bad rap, but it comes from the word popular. Id love to be popular, she said. I never discriminate against a song because its popular if it stays in your head every Beatles song is a pop song.
But mostly, Freddy & Francine sounds like Freddy & Francine. It aint the easiest thing to explain,
but it makes sense when you hear it, and finally, it makes sense to the two people who matter most.
Im really happy with who I am and I'm happy with the life I have, Ferris said. At the end of the day, or road, authenticity is internal. Watch your step.
Deer Hollow at Serenbe (View)
8455 Atlanta Newnan Rd
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|