Francine Thirteen + Mattie Michelle

  • Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce Street Dallas, TX, 75226 United States

It's music to our ears: Francine Thirteen is back at Deep Vellum Books for a "collaborative, ceremonial performance focused on themes of mysticism, culture, and femininity."

About Francine Thirteen

From D Magazine: If Francine Thirteen ever decides to start a religion, it would not be entirely surprising. Her music is steeped in the occult, she hails from a line of mystics, and she performs rituals at her shows. She refers to her album as a “sonic book of shadows” – an audio book of spells that she hopes will heal her audiences.

Her music is deep, her voice soulful. Her lyrics are profound, easy to understand, yet layered with meaning – they expose plot and character tension that are reminiscent of the gravitas of a Shakespearean drama. Set to electronic beats, the result is mesmerizing. Music has the power to inspire worship. And Francine’s aesthetic inspires a kind of devotion.

About Mattie Michelle

Predominantly known for her gift of styling, image consulting, and eye for fashion, for some this is a new artist introduction and for others a simple reminder of one of the most unique vocalists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 


Mattie Michelle’s voice combines the artistry of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Janice Joplin, but is not limited to the new sound for her generation which mixes the two together to create “Vintage Pop”. This is a new approach to a familiar sound and Mattie Michelle has it down packed.

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