Eternally positive world-pop star Michael Franti returns to St. Pete on Thursday

'Follow Your Heart' to Jannus Live.

click to enlarge Michael Franti - Photo by Arley Mardo
Photo by Arley Mardo
Michael Franti
Despite lyrics full of positivity and hope, Michael Franti—who plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Sept. 1—has been to hell and back in his adult life.

In 2018, the barefoot musician told CL Tampa about his mother’s stroke, and his son’s need for a kidney transplant. Thankfully, both survived each health-related adversity, and while Franti still keeps close, his latest record Follow Your Heart focuses on needing each other and not taking anything for granted.


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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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