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Bob is in Arizona even as we speak, working on another CD at Barbara’s Place, in Tolleson. This one will be another collection of nothing but Bob Frank songs, but a couple of them are co-writes, such as the beautiful border ballad, Anna Maria, which Bob co-wrote with Paul Compton, in Memphis. Produced by Chuck Giamalvo, it should be out in a couple of months.

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Here’s some strong praise for Bob’s songs and CD’s, written by Roy Peak, a remarkable songwriter himself:

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Bob has a new CD out now, Twilight in Tolleson. This one is a collection of 12 songs that Bob co-wrote with Chuck Giamalvo, in Tolleson, Arizona. Chuck produced it, and it’s a totally different sound for Bob than you’ve heard on any of his other CD’s. The songs are different from what Bob usually writes, more straight up country and pop from a timeless place. His guitar and vocals are super strong on this one. The accompaniment is just right, toned down, laid back, no wasted licks, no unnecessary shenanigans. Just good, tasty music. Buy it now from cdbaby.com, or order it direct from Bob.

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Dec. 22, 2015 — Live interview with Bob by John Braughton, on “Retrospectives,” 3SER Casey Radio, 97.7 FM, in Melbourne, Australia. Here’s the raw, unedited version. 

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See raw footage of Bob, captured live, high on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River! “Live at 9,” Channel 3, Memphis.

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Bob’s Vanguard album is included in this collection of “50 Classic LP’s recorded in Gnashville” back in the day.

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Light in the Attic has finally released the first-ever reissue of Bob’s 1972 Vanguard album, Bob Frank. Check out this review in Record Collector. And don’t miss these interviews on The Bay Bridged and Read and Hear.

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“With song titles like, ‘Wino’ and ‘Before the Trash Truck Comes,’ Bob Frank’s 1972 self-titled album probably wasn’t kicking around your parents’ Beatles and Rolling Stones-heavy vinyl collections (if it is, see if you can snag it from them; it’s a collector’s item now). But with strains of Johnny Cash, John Prine, and even Peter, Paul, and Mary, Bob Frank wrote utterly compelling 70s folk rock, which is not a sentence I’d string together very often. A living legend you’ve never heard of, seeing him perform in these intimate venues seems like a tremendous opportunity.” — “Selected Things”

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Upcoming Gigs:

October 1 & 2, 2016 — The 38th Annual Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival — Prescott, Arizona

 

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Here’s the Grandfather of Grunge, playing his famous song, “Vivian O’Blivion,” at a live performance in Memphis, TN, at The Otherlands, on South Cooper, June, 2015.

“Anti-social, inappropriate, politically incorrect — that’s what you get from a guy like me. What else did you expect?”

 

If you want to book Bob somewhere, or buy a CD from him, or use his music in a movie or tv show, or co-write a song with him, go to the Contact page on this site and contact his elusive ass.

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