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Frank Lee

As part of a Summer Music Series, the Marianna Black Library presents an evening of southern roots music from Frank Lee on Thursday, July 13th, at 7:00 PM.

As a professional musician, visual artist, and instructor, Frank Lee's passion for traditional music of the rural south has entertained audiences for over 30 years.  As a founding member of The Freight Hoppers (out of Bryson City), he has shared this passion with audiences all over the United States and Canada as well as much of northern Europe. He presents a range of Old-Time music that spans from raw Blues from the Mississippi Delta to the hillbilly music recorded in the South in the 1920s.

Frank's distinctive arrangements of this mostly forgotten music represent the earliest recorded sources of Southern blues and old-time tunes. With a traditional clawhammer banjo style and a combination of finger-picking and slide guitar, Frank weaves together the common elements between raw country blues and old-time tunes, ballads, and spirituals.

This program is free and open to area residents and visitors. Other performances scheduled for the Summer Music Series include Lee Knight on 27th, Granny’s Mason Jar on August 10th, and Heidi Holton on August 24th. The library is located in downtown Bryson City at the corner of Academy and Rector. For more information or driving directions call the library at (828) 488-3030 or visit on the world wide web.