VIDEO SERIES: Bob Frank, Blues Master


Friday, April 16 @ 7PM

Bob Frank’s fifty-year life in music began with an unquenchable thirst for downhome country blues. He’s put in lengthy stints in blues, bluegrass and R&B bands, toured from coast to coast, recorded 12 albums, and appeared on innumerable stages and recording sessions playing guitar and harmonica. Along the way he’s steadily honed his own craft, rubbed elbows with some of the greats, and shared the love via his radio and podcast productions.

It’s a journey with a lot of stories to tell. In this four-part profile video interview series of Bob Frank by CoolCleveland correspondent Jordan Davis we bring you some of them.

Bob Frank will perform live online Friday April 16 as part of the Heights Music Songwriter’s Block series with Kristine Jackson and host Rick Szekelyi. Connct to Friday’s web concert here:, or:

On his new solo album, True Stories and Outrageous Lies, Bob returns to his own roots in acoustic Blues.

His new podcast is called, Blues You Should Know.


Bob Frank Interview, part I

In his new podcast, Blues You Should Know, Bob Frank goes layers-deep into the lively background of some of the greatest musicians you’ve never heard of. But he’s never told his own stories before. Here is part one of a new interview series by Jordan Davis looking at the musical travels of veteran guitarist, storyteller and producer Bob Frank.

Bob Frank video interview Part One:



Bob Frank Interview, part II

Bob’s move from Blues to Bluegrass was natural but not effortless. But his touring career with the Hotfoot Quartet lasted some 15 years and yielded three albums. We’ll hear how Alison Kraus joined his group for a minute, and why drunk Canadians don’t drop dead in the snow.

Bob Frank video interview Part Two:



Bob Frank Interview, part III

Here we learn about Bob’s trip to the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969. Bob also discusses his podcast Blues You Should Know, working with Boddie Recording Studio, and the pitfalls of recording a Bluegrass cover of a Devo song.

Bob Frank video interview Part Three:



Bob Frank Interview, part IV

In which Bob joins the R&B big band Blue Lunch, records eight albums, and helps launch the Cleveland Blues Hall of Fame. We’ll hear about rock legend Glenn Schwartz, peek behind the scenes with singer Candye Kayne. and much more.

Bob Frank video interview Part Four:

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