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Francis holds guitar up looking up.

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Francis sits on porch reaching to his right.
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Press Quotes

"...guitarist Francis Doughty is one of the best-kept secrets in town."
                                                                        (Daniel Gewertz,  BOSTON HERALD)


 "Francis was the warm-up act --hot spit guitarist, in the Kottke style."     (Gordon Bok)

Praising Doughty's "...virtuosic handling of his instrument,"

"It takes a large talent to keep people listening when the only voice to be heard is that of a single instrument, even if it has 6 or 12 strings...  Doughty uses his strings to get where he's going.  Bring your disordered thoughts.  His notes will comb them free."  

"[his] arrangements can blow blades of grass or fall like icy snow.  More than words.  You can easily lose yourself in Doughty's music..."                          (Charlene Arsenault, WORCESTER MAGAZINE)

"This is fingerstyle guitar up there with the best of the best.  If you've ever heard Michael Hedges or Leo Kottke, then you won't be disappointed with Francis Doughty."  
                                                                                                (Derek Sivers, President, CD BABY)

"Your originals are haunting...   A real delight to hear and something tha can spin on my CD player over and over."                              (Rani Arbo)

"Fran gets better and better...  he's mystifyingly a very unique voice on the guitar."
                                                                                                    (Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland)

"Francis Doughty paints pictures of New England with his guitar"
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