Two Bit Franks / Bio

Web Site: www.twobitfranks.com
Email address: twobitfranks@gmail.com

John Lowell
John has played in nationally recognized bands, has traveled from Europe and all around North America performing and teaching guitar at music camps and has received widespread critical acclaim for his singing, songwriting and guitar playing both with Kane's River and Growling Old Men. Most of all he hopes that you'll soon have the pleasure of sharing this music with us in person.

Tom Murphy
Tom, originally from St. Louis, moved to Montana in 2003 and quickly caught the attention of the finest musicians in the Northwest. His inventive mandolin solos, driving rhythm and tight harmony vocals have made him a staple for studio and session work as well as garnishing regular gig work with Stormy Creek, Thermal Grass, Flat Gap, John Lowell, Sally Newsome, Ben Bullington, Connor Garvey, Chris Cunningham, Jim Averitt, and The Hooligans. You’ll find Tom at the center of any pickin’ circle around here…bringing it all together.

Jeff Shouse
Jeff has been a perennial mainstay of the bluegrass scene in and around the Northern Rocky mountains for over 25 years. He’s played with Wheelhaus, The Salty Dogs, Stormy Creek, Flat Gap and is widely regarded as one of the finest five-string banjo players in the region. Jeff’s melodic picking style combined with his unwavering passion for this music and its deepest roots comes through in every song.

Russ Smith
Russ started playing guitar and singing around the open mic scene of New England in the 1980's. Over time, his travels and tastes drew him to this music we now share. After lead vocal and guitar stints with The Salty Dogs and Stormy Creek, he finally found his calling with the ‘doghouse’ bass viol. Russ is a regular with Little Jane & The Pistol Whips and continues his love of bluegrass music right here with the Two Bit. More than anything else he calls himself lucky to be part of this amazing group of musicians.

Kevin Fabozzi

Montana guitar and mandolin picker. Many musical experiences including membership with the Montana Mandolin Society as musical ambassadors to Japan in 2002. Kevin plays a variety of mandolins and guitars with a style all his own. Fabozzi can be seen throughout the winter season at the Big Sky Resort.

General Info

Band Members
John Lowell - Tom Murphy - Jeff Shouse - Russ Smith - Kevin Fabozzi
Artist Name
Two Bit Franks
Profile Page
Bluegrass / Bluegrass / Americana

Contact Info

Bozeman, MT