Big Frank & the Healers

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"Blues like it oughta be:" Big Frank's virtuoso slide-guitar and raw howlin' vocals, plus the band's driving electric blues sound are it.big frank & the healers

Big Frank & the Healers are a traditional electric blues band playing chiefly in the Chicago and Delta blues styles, while touching on the swampy sounds of Louisiana and Texas. The band has been cited in publications as far afield as Austria's 'Blues Gazette'. Local favorites, they have appeared in nightclubs and performed at many concerts including the headline spot at the 2004 Lake George Blues Festival. They were featured artists at The Glens Falls Blues Festival, and the Blues 2000+4 Festival. For several years they've played to concert crowds, including performances at Rockefeller Center's City Sounds, Staten Island's Back-to-the-Beach and Twilight series, and at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Leader, guitarist, and vocalist "BIG FRANK" MIRRA founded Big Frank & The Healers. On his 'King Biscuit Flour Hour' show, KFFA radio's Sonny Payne likened Frank's playing to that of Hound Dog Taylor. Frank's specialty is slide guitar. His other credits include The Mohair Sam Band and The Street Hawks, an acoustic group which focuses early roots music.

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