Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fort Frances celebrate summer 1991 style with Will Smith cover

By Frank Krolicki

Chicago folk rockers Fort Frances are getting more and more creative with their cover song choices.

After taking on Beck and Daniel Johnston, the band is back with another non-original, and this time they've tackled none other than the Fresh Prince. More specifically, the 1991 Will Smith/DJ Jazzy Jeff collaboration "Summertime."

Considering the randomness of the song choice, the results are pretty great. Fort Frances actually make "Summertime" sound like a natural fit for them. They also make sure their version lives up to the title, delivering a smooth four minutes of music that's as refreshing as feeling an unexpected breeze on a hot July evening. Hear it for yourself below and check out the band live in the summertime air when they play the Taste of Chicago on Friday, July 13th and Wicker Park Fest on Sunday, July 29th.

Summertime by Fort Frances


  1. Unfortunately I could not attend the show but my friends said that they enjoyed a lot. I wish i could be there and have fun with them.

  2. It was charismatic performance by Chicago folk rockers with their new innovations and stunning approaches to music.The performance showed true spirit of enthusiasm and effort.Alas it was difficult for me to stay to the last due some work but wish to remain till end in further shows.