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Big Frank/Mike Smith

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Big Frank/Mike Smith
Big Frank/Mike Smith

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 4:30 PM

Montclair, 101 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

About the event

Big Frank is a traditional electric and acoustic blues musician known for his powerful vocals and bottleneck slide style. He has been a fixture in the NYC Tri-State blues scene for decades. While listening to Rock and Roll as a teenager, Frank's ear was attracted to the blues elements evident in many of those tunes.  His love of traditional blues and curiosity drove him to become a subject matter expert about its history. His playing style reflects his affinity for these traditional roots.  Over the years, Big Frank has opened for such acts as Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Bo Diddley Jr. and Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, to name a few. His playing has been featured on KFFA's renowned 'King Biscuit Flour Hour' where legendary disc jockey Sonny Payne referred to Frank's style as 'The closest thing I've heard to Hound Dog Taylor.' He has performed with blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Moose Walker and has been inducted into the New York and the New Jersey Blues Halls of Fame. For the past decade, Mike Smith has joined Big Frank on amplified and acoustic harp. A fixture on the New York Metro area roots music scene for decades, Mike has shared the stage with James Cotton, The Subdues and others. The duo are well known for their live shows that feature some of the most authentic elements of the American Blues experience.


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