Freddy & Francine, an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris, will perform at the last White Gull Inn house concert of the winter season on Weds., April 18 in Fish Creek. Tickets for the 8 pm performance are $20.
With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison, the duo’s songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern yet timeless appeal to all ages. Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met during the 40th Anniversary of a production of the musical “HAIR” in 2007. Prior to forming a musical duo, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC-TV and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl Perkins in the Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”
Freddy & Francine have released two original EPs and three full-length albums since 2008. Their latest album, “Gung Ho,” was produced by renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (previous recordings by Sickafoose included Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird and Anais Mitchell) and featured members of touring bands with Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright and Andrew Bird.
An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu consists of Hunter’s Style Chicken with mushrooms, tomato, and bacon, parsley-buttered potatoes and vegetables, a mixed green salad and Key Lime Pie for dessert.
For more information, tickets and dinner reservations, call the White Gull Inn at 820-868-3517.