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Mandolin and bluegrass icon has influenced generations of musicians.
Ever since the release of his first original tune, “New Camptown Races” in 1953 at the age of nineteen revolutionized the sound of bluegrass music, mandolin and bluegrass great Frank Wakefield has constantly been exploring new musical frontiers, paving the way for other musicians. Frank is notable as a great bluegrass player and for his significant innovations that have shaped the way many musicians play the mandolin.
Watching Frank perform live is a special treat for audiences. Frank’s obvious love and enthusiasm for the music he plays is infectious. Frank's shows are famous for the power and raw beauty of his mandolin playing and for his liveliness on stage. His performances cover a wide range of music running the gamut from bluegrass to classical, and include many of Frank's own incredibly beautiful tunes.