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Frank Wakefield 2009 Northern California Appearances

By Mandolin Cafe
October 10, 2009 - 9:30 am

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Frank Wakefield

Frank Wakefield

Bluegrass mandolin legend Frank Wakefield will be making a rare tour of Northern California this month. Playing with Frank will be a stellar band of California-based musicians, including his longtime band mate Jim Lewin (guitar, vocals), Jim Mintun (dobro, vocals) and Louise Mintun (acoustic bass, vocals).

The band will be performing bluegrass favorites and many of Frank's original vocals and instrumentals including selections from his recently released CD Ownself Blues from Patuxent Music.

A native of Emory Gap, Tennessee, Frank began his musical career in Dayton, Ohio in the early 1950s with Red Allen.

Ever since the release of his first original tune, "New Camptown Races" in 1953 at the age of nineteen, Frank has developed a unique style of playing that has influenced a new generation of musicians.


October 22, 2009
Berkeley, California
8:00 p.m. Concert
The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Tickets: $18.50 in advance/ $19.50 at door
For information call: (510) 644-2020

October 24, 2009
Palo Alto, California
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Mandolin Workshop
Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave.
Cost: $50
(831) 603-2294

October 24, 2009
Mountain View, California
8:00 p.m. Concert
RBA Concert Series at the First Presbyterian Church
1667 Miramonte Avenue at Cuesta Drive
Tickets: $18.00 in advance/$20 at door
(650) 691-9982

October 25, 2009
Felton, California (near Santa Cruz)
7:00 p.m.
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9
Tickets: $15
(831) 603-2294

Additional information:
Frank Wakefield on MySpace


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