Rock House Concert featuring Frank Lee and Allie
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/ Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. Music begins at 8. Please park across the street or anywhere downtown. Our backyard parking is reserved for the band and handicap parking. Call (417)272-8386 for more info.
Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink present songs and tunes from the rural Southern, spanning old time, blues, bluegrass, and spirituals. They took their duo act on the road in January 2016, with Frank playing guitar, slide guitar, and banjo and Allie playing guitar, banjo, and harmonica. You can hear them trading off lead and harmony vocals in their duo and with their old time string band The Freight Hoppers.
A passion for traditional songs and tunes from the rural South has fueled Frank's love of performing for the past 40 years. As a founding member of The Freight Hoppers, he has shared this passion with audiences all over the United States, Canada, and northern Europe. His repertoire has a range of old time music from raw Blues from the Mississippi Delta to the hillbilly music recorded in the 1920s. Banjo players all over the world study and emulate Frank’s signature clawhammer sound.
Allie Burbrink is a founding member of The Whipstitch Sallies, a bluegrass-influenced band from Indiana that toured in North Carolina, Colorado, and Hawaii in addition to a busy local schedule. She works with the Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming organization and performs in the duo and with The Freight Hoppers.
Frank and Allie also organize an old time music retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains in late March/early April called the Banjo-Fiddle Frolic.