Francey, David - Empty Train

Format: CD
Label: Laker Music
Year: 2016
Origin: Ayrshire, Scotland - Toronto, Ontario
Genre: folk
Value of Original Title: $20.00
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Release Type: Album
Playlist: 2010's, Canadian Folk, Ontario


Track Name
Empty Train
Holy Ground
Mirror Ball
Big Texas Moon
Blue Girl
Alli's Wedding
False Knight
Money Boys
Junkie's Heart



Empty Train


No Video


To me, song writing is a fortunate affliction. I enjoy hearing lyrics come to life. Some of the songs contained here have waited a while to be born, to have life breathed into them. All made it on the train thanks to my bandmates Mark, Chris and Darren. I could never have made the trip without them.
~ David Francey

The Handsome Soldiers
Mark Westberg: acoustic & electric guitars, drums, backing vocals
Chris Coole: banjo, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Darren McMullen: baritone guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, upright bass

The Brave Volunteers
John Showman: fiddle
Mandy Connell: backing vocals
Rachel Davis: fiddle
Colin Francey: backing vocals, acoustic guitar

Produced by Mark Westberg and Chris Coole
Arrangements by Westberg, Coole, McMullen and Francey
Recorded and engineered by Mark Westberg
All tracks recorded at the Coole Family Cottage
except John Showman’s Fiddle recorded by Andrew Collins,
and Rachel Davis’ Fiddle recorded by Darren McMullen
Mixed by Mark Westberg
Mastered by David Travers-Smith
Art direction: Beth Girdler
Art design and layout: Bill Cassidy, (
Cover photo: Mark Westberg
Inside photos: David Francey, Beth Girdler and Geoff Somers
Copy editing: Kate Murphy
Management: Mark Watson, (
Booking: Ryan Heerschap, (
All songs written by David Francey except tracks 10 traditional and 12 (D. Francey, J.-A. MacDonald, C. MacDonald)
C&P 2016 Laker Music (SOCAN)


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