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3×3: Robert Francis on Rescuing the Pitbulls, Disappearing from Parties, and Playing the Piano

Nov 14, 2017

Artist: Robert Francis
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Album: Indian Summer
Personal Nicknames: Baboo or the Crushed Beer Can

a Tim Reed classic

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If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?

I’d like to have a ranch with hundreds of rescued pitbulls.

Do your socks always match?


If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?

The power to disappear from parties.

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Which describes you as a kid — tree climber, video gamer, or book reader?

All of the above.

Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?

My father. When I was two years old, he’d hum melodies and ask me to play them back to him on the piano. That’s how I developed my ear. He was an amateur astronomer, photographer, and classical record producer.

What’s your favorite city?

New Orleans. My grandad and all the men in our family before him are from there.

Boots or sneakers?


Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?


Head or heart?


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