The Banjo Guy
Programs & Concerts:
FC performs lively and engaging folk, bluegrass and original music for all audiences including kids and seniors. Available for occasions such as concerts, community festivals and children's parties. The very talented and award winning members of the New Mountain Fever Band, featuring Geff King and/or Lynn Healey on guitar, Tara Linhardt on mandolin, and FC playing banjo are now available for bookings. They perform as a duo, trio, quartet or larger band.
In recent years, FC has performed concerts in major venues for general audiences such as: Strathmore Music Center in Kensington, MD and The National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Winter Holidays: Standard Holiday songs and carols; music for Christmas and Chanukah
St. Patrick’s Day: Familiar Irish songs as well as traditional Irish tunes performed on the Banjo
Patriotic: July 4th, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and others
Halloween: Spooky Mountain Songs for grownups; Kid’s Halloween events (somewhat less spooky, just plain fun)
FC is well known in the DC area for Children’s entertainment.
"Frank’s performance is interactive, educational, and great fun for children and parents"– Karen Murphy, Director The Learning Center for Young Children, Kensington, MD
Children’s Parties – He performs traditional favorites, plays dancing games, and brings maracas and streamers for a patriotic finale dance.
FC is a regular attraction at festivals such as the Loudon Bluegrass Festival, Cox Farms Fall Festival, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, and others.
Registered with Smokey Glen Farm as a recommended entertainer, FC has performed there at picnics and, recently, a wedding. The strolling show works very well at these outdoor events.
The History of the Banjo Program is a flexible presentation that covers what is known about the origins and development of the banjo, and also relates it to its very important place in the history of American Music. This program can be a brief overview of the whole history, or related to a particular historical period, such as the Civil War Era, or a particular music genre such as bluegrass.
Band members can be added to form duos, trios, etc. for a fuller presentation at any of the above programs. He works with some great fiddle players in banjo/fiddle duo formats, as well as with his regular band members on mandolin, guitar, and harmony vocals.