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.
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.