Boot-Tapping Original "Folk Rap", Roots and Country Swank...plus interpretations of tunes by bluesmen and wordy songsmiths
Hannah Frank is a Midwestern songwriter whose first songs swept the gamut of rural country blues, raw cowboy chords, and surprising lyrics. The music now shimmers with cool grooves and simmers with the electrifying energy of urban blues and world music.
Joined by consummate collaborators, top talent personnel includes Meg Thomas (Percussion), Victor Sanders (Electric Guitar), Ben E. Miller (Bass), and special guests incuding Martin Lang (Amplified Blues Harp) (Random Chance Records, Delmark Records) and additional projects with Kevin Rush (Guitar) as well as a spoken word/music collaboration with Katriel (Poet).
What is the Live Set Like? From covers of taditional roots music (from the past 100 years), interpretations of songs by Tom Waits, John Hiatt, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan to name a few -- to original songs -- the effect is mysterious, evocative and fun.
Hannah Frank Group has performed at venues including: Chicago House of Blues, Mayne Stage, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe, plus conferences, house concerts and private events.
Songwriter Showcases: Along with Chicago Acoustic Underground (original music organization), Hannah Frank Group organized and ran the songwriter showcase "Singing For Your Supper" on Chicago's North Side for over two years, as well as songwriter showcases at the previous Strobe Recording Studio. Independently, Hannah has curated music/spoken word showcases called "Stormy Monday" at Uncommon Ground in Chicago.
LIVE EP: FEATURED TRACKS
TWO BONUS TRACKS TO LISTEN TO
About Hannah Frank Group
Hannah Frank Group (pictured): Hannah Frank (guitar, vocals, songwriting), Victor Sanders (guitar), Ben E. Miller (bass), Meg Thomas (percussion). The band can also feature special guests.
Since 2012, Hannah Frank Group has performed at some of Chicago's notable venues and listening rooms. The band is brimming with the talent of Meg Thomas, with a custom percussion set-up of Native American gathering drum and cajon, plus the jaw-dropping electric guitar of Victor Sander's can sound like a bird or a synthesizer, changing on a dime. Bassist Ben E. Miller adds a roots groove steeped in his work with styles ranging from spoken word to country and western. Special guest all-stars have also sat in with the band.
Hannah Frank Group's recordings, including LIVE EP (2014) has been aired on WDCB 90.9FM. Live appearances include WZRD 88.3 FM, AM 1050 WLIP (Wisconsin) and WLUW 88.7 FM. Interviews and performances have been featured on the Chicago Acoustic Underground Podcast (featuring local and international songwriters) and Strobe Recording Studio's Strobe Sessions. Further recordings are available for purchase and listening at www.hannahfrank.bandcamp.com.