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News and Reviews:

John Borack's tribute to Frank in Garden Grove Journal - May 31, 2012

Salamone Tribute and Official CD Release Party

New CD released April 26, 2012 - Suitcase - "Live in '76 at Battle Ground"

CD cover - Live 76 - front CD cover - Live 76 - back

Frank's "Rhymes with Alimony" awarded WYCE 2004 Jammie for Best Local Historical Release:

2004 WYCE Jammie for Best Local Historical Release

West Michigan Blues Society presents 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award to Frank:

2003 West Michigan Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Reviews of "I Remember Me":
excerpts from John Sinkevics' story in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press, Monday 12/10/01

review of "I Remember Me" by freelance writer John Zevalking

"I always thought he was a better guitar player than I was. He always wrote and rewrote all of the songs he did. He's a great singer and performer, too. It seems no matter how bad he's doing, he will still send you a cache of rare 78's that he's found on a tape. We spent a lot of hours stealing songs and trading licks."
Paul Geremia

"The guitar world misses your fingerpicking and the CD is a fine reminder of how good you played."
Stefan Grossman

"I really enjoyed the CD; glad to hear from you."
The late Michael Stewart a.k.a. Backwards Sam Firk

"He's one of the finest individuals you will ever meet. When we made that tape, he said, "let's do all new songs. I want to do either songs that I've written, or songs that are new to me. I don't necessarily want to do any "Suitcase" songs, or songs that I'm known for." We played them for the first time on that tape. We never played in the same position and we used different tunings and capos to separate the instruments. I think the results are stunning."
Martin Grosswendt (referring to tracks on "I Remember Me" and "Rhymes With Alimony")