The Magic Frank Blues Band
Authentic, Powerful Chicago-Style Blues Show
Although we play many Blues Classics we also add some favorite surprises and pop classics with a bluesy interpretation. We do get those feet tappin' and those fingers snappin'. When we slow things down we go right for the heart. We are dedicated to the expressiveness engendered in the blues and, for us, it's about the arrangements, musicianship and the singing. We have a fresh, dynamic approach--never dull and we rarely play songs the same way twice!
The Magic Frank Blues Band puts on a Chicago-style Blues Show with established stars like exciting vocalists Brett Vanderburg and Joi Leavelle; guests include guitar wizards Eric Drazner and Two-Time McToog Award Winner, Richie Malitz.
Magic Frank can be reached for booking at Magicfrank@Comcast.net. He also writes the "Gigologist" column for 20th Century Guitar Magazine and contributes to Premier Guitar Magazine as well. Magic Frank has played blues in the Chicago area for 40 years and has played or guested with: Fast Fingers Jimmy Dawkins, James Cotton, Chicago Slim, Kansas City Red, Woody Johnson Blues Band, Eddie Clearwater, Emil Lazar Blues Band, Barcelona Red, Dick Curtis Jazz Quartet, Chariot, Mr. Slate and others. He has also recorded at Chess records. He's known for his classic Chicago blues tone and expressive intensity.
Magic Frank's All-Star Bands
Big City Groove
Danceable, Cookin' Rock, Sweet Ballads and Album Tunes
Featuring Songs By Aretha Franklin, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Ray Charles, Government Mule, Dr. John and many more--even Elvis!
The Magic Frank Bluesy Duo/Trio/Quartet
Featuring Magic Frank and Naveen Prashantham
Unique Blend of Powerful Country and Urban Blues
Originally formed for intimate private parties, the duo was so well received, we offer expanded options. We can assemble a Trio or Quartet According to your needs.
Magic Frank has Won the Southern Illinois Guitar Championship--International Blues Challenge-- and was a Semi-Finalist in the World Championships held in Memphis.
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