"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 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.