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deFrance returns to south Arkansas Friday

July 15, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.
Photo by Bradly Gill deFrance takes the stage at a First Friday event earlier in the year. This Friday, the group will be performing at the First Financial Hall in El Dorado.

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Camden News

Rock-stars-on-the-rise deFrance will return to the Murphy Arts District this Friday, July 16, with a performance at the First Financial Music Hall in El Dorado.

Claiming the title of "hardest working band in Arkansas," deFrance has performed over 700 shows since forming in 2015.

The band's technical skills have been compared to Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, and their delivery of a reinvigorated rock and roll sound has landed the band support opportunities for Foghat, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Morris Day & The Time, Living Colour and many others.

The band is made up of of Charlie Askew on lead vocals; Drew deFrance on lead guitar and vocals; Mitchell Lowe on lead guitar; Connor Roach on bass and vocals; and Daniel Curry on drums.

"The band and I are really looking forward to the show this Friday in El Dorado," said founder Drew deFrance. "The south Arkansas fanbase has always held a special place in our hearts. Those folks have been there from the very beginning when a lot of mine and Daniel's first shows as kids were at The Mast, Einstein's, Corner Cafe and all over Camden, El Dorado and Magnolia."

Doors to the show open at 7 p.m. and the performance will start at 8 p.m. Special guests Emily Cole and Matt Benson will open the show.

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