Plainfield Slim

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Plainfield Slim is the blues alter ego of singer/songwriter Gar Francis. Guitarist and songwriter for the Doughboys whose song "Black Sheep" from the acclaimed first album "Is It Now?" was voted by Little Steven's Sirius radio show The Underground Garage listeners as the 2 "Coolest Song In The World" for the year 2008. " From the second album "ACT YOUR RAGE" by the Doughboys I'm Not Your Man" is 3 "Coolest Song In The World" for the year 2009.Plainfield Slim

As well as solo projects under the Gar Francis name, there is Plainfield Slim & The Groundhawgs, a very raw, hypnotic, Mississippi type juke joint blues band. Band members include Lee Fink (from Nasty Ned and the Famous Chili Dogs) on slide guitar, fellow Doughboys Myke Scavone on harp, and Mike Caruso on bass, and Myke*s little brother Rocco Scavone on drums.

Plainfield Slim & The Groundhawgs have recently released their second CD *When The Devil Hits Home* after much global success from *Another Mule In The Barn* the first Plainfield Slim album. Songs such as Dirty Girl, Moan, Hideout, Marlene, and Sweet Jesus have been receiving airplay around the world as well as here in the US. Both CD*s are available on CD Baby and as downloads on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, etc. Plainfield Slim & The Groundhawgs bring a kind of excitement to the stage that is like no other blues band in the area. The songs are simple and right to the point and can make a grown man cry.

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