Jolting down words and melodies hits most would-be songwriters like a ton of bricks. What to write about? What’s even worth thinking about? Brazilian singer Johnny Franco sounds like a man with few of these problems.
His writing is intense and natural, like a diary written quickly, with the work-day still settling in the bones. He reminds me of the great Garland Jeffreys, another poet of life’s everyday curveballs.