Best Of 2016

Best musical force: ROGER LAFRANCHI

Best musical force

The producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist dabbles in diverse genres – experimental folk, alt hip-hop, post-jazz and even Indian classical music – and juggles drums, guitar, synths and even sitar. In addition to his solo Rogerthomas experimentations and OPHELIA singer-songwriter project, Lafranchi is one-half of RGSM with singer/keyboardist Rachel Alex, has been known to keep beats for DEA + Saint and QueenofEx among others, and in addition to being a relentlessly active performer in the local scene, he also creates opportunities for others to play as co-curator of the Florida Folk Scene series with another one-time BOTB MVP, Mark Etherington (aka Mountain Holler). —Leilani Polk