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Find a Silver Lining in Your Struggle with Stewart Francke

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Stewart Francke

Jill's guest this week on Dream Big is musician, activist, cancer survivor, and author Stewart Francke. Jill and Stewart discuss Stewart's decades long trials and tribulations and the coping mechanisms he has developed along the way to be able to see the silver lining in life.

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On This Episode:

2:45 - Communication on a deeper level

4:30 - Finding your voice as a writer

6:20 - Early musical influences

7:45 - P-FUNK!

9:00 - A revelation

9:45 - Learning the trade

11:00 - Playing bass for Chuck Berry

12:10 - Starting your own band

13:00 - Overpaying your dues

13:40 - Developing thick skin

15:30 - Artistically restless

17:30 - In the hospital with luekemia

18:30 - Bone marrow transplants

22:15 - Keeping a positive mindset

24:15 - Life is a giving process 

Stewart_Francke_439398342.jpgDetroit-area musician Stewart Francke — a blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter and guitarist whose inspirations include classic R&B, garage rock, roots rock, and folk — has been releasing albums since the early ’90s. Throughout the years he’s headlined his own shows with his stellar band of Detroit’s finest players, highlighted by opening gigs for dozens of national acts, from Sheryl Crow to Steve Earle. In 2011 He recorded a duet with Bruce Springsteen, “Summer Soldier.” After being diagnosed with leukemia in 1998, Francke continued to fight and eventually beat his disease. He continues to write and record, focusing his energy into his family, his craft and bone marrow donor activism.

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About Jill Jack:

Jill Jack is a 43 time Detroit Music Award winner who has traveled the world sharing her life experiences through song. What Jill has enjoyed the most over her 30 year music career was meeting people. Jill found that in sharing her trials and tribulations, her dreams and aspirations she connected with people of all walks of life. Her fans would reach out to her and ask for advise on how to pursue their dreams. Jill decided 3 years ago to create Dream Big Incorporated - a place where Jill could share her gift of believing in, supporting and guiding individuals of all walks of life pursue their biggest dreams! Dream Big with Jill Jack! A radio show that will inspire, educate, and encourage listeners to be and do what their hearts are nudging them to do.