I have been playing chromatic and diatonic harmonicas for 75 years. I play all by ear, don't read music. I know hundreds maybe thousands of songs. I'm good at improvising. I can play solo or in a group. I've also been playing accordian for 60 years.
I enjoy entertaining, and performing for small or large events. I entertained fellow servicemen in the army, in the U.S. and Europe. I've performed in Branson, MO, The Ryman in Nashville, Hollywood, Washington and Las Vegas. I won the Gong Show on national TV in 1988, as well as many talent shows through the years.
I met Frankie Flash in a chance conversation in Victorville, California. What a charmer he is! Within seconds, he had told me more about himself that I could dream was possible, and he did so in a charming entertaining fashion. I would gladly attend an event he was booked at to get to know more about this fascinating man.
I have hired Frankie for several events at Calico Ghost Town and played music with my Dad over the last 40 years. He's always prepared, professional, and enjoys entertaining others. He's got stage presence, and great audience response.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
I always do my best to give an entertaining show, good mixture of up-tempo, medium and slow standards, country, and swing and polka songs.
Freight Train Blues, Frank's Boogie, Beer Barrel Polka, Tic Toc Polka, Detour, Steel Guitar Rag, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Hey Good Lookin', etc.
Influences & Inspiration
Harmonicats, Charlie McCoy, Dick Contino, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Frank Yankovic, and Myron Floren.
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