“Hashslingin’ Blues” is a song to get you through yet another restaurant shift and yet another disappointment or rejection along the long way to your dream, especially when that dream awaits at the end of a virtually nonexistent career ladder or an unpaved way, which is often the case with musicians and artists of all sorts.
Waiting tables is practically an aspiring musician #1 job requirement, especially in Hollywood, and Francesca Brown has done her fair share of it. This life experience is clearly reflected in “Hashslingin’ Blues” and the charming light-heartedness that permeates the entire song, persevering table after table, shift after shift, “no” after “no,” before it’s finally rewarded with a big break. Even her singing has that classic working girl twang which instantly conjures up Lorretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.
“Hashslingin’ Blues” is a fun, jolly folk song that will probably remind a lot of aspiring musicians and artists that they are not alone on their bumpy, undefined journeys.