Recording artist, songwriter and folksinger, John O’Connor appeared in concert at the American Legion on Saturday, March 26 at 7PM for the benefit of Compressor Free Franklin.

John O’Connor, whose debut album, Songs for Our Times, was named one of the best albums of the year by the Washington Post, is known for his songs and ballads about ordinary working people and their struggles. His song North by North has been recorded by Ireland’s popular band, the Fureys as well as by the Scottish folksinger, Arthur Johnson. The song also was adapted to the French by the popular French artist, Renaud and upon its release went to number one on the French charts. Craig Harris wrote in the Black Sheep Review that “…O’Connor has shaped his own acute observations of the working class into songs that beg to be sung along to.” O’Connor, who has toured widely throughout the United States, is a resident of Franklin.