Frank and Allie Lee (Bryson City, NC) are a harmony-powered duo playing so many instruments in so many styles you'll think you just heard six different bands!
Yet their songs, learned from American folk musicians in the early days of the recording industry, remain rooted in the old-time music aesthetic. There's Frank's signature clawhammer banjo sound on steel string and nylon string banjos. There are slide guitar and harmonica blues pieces. There's Maybelle Carter-inspired country guitar. There's cross-tuned old time fiddling a la Fiddlin' John Carson. And Frank & Allie's voices in harmony tying it all together!
Frank and Allie, core duo of longstanding string band The Freight Hoppers, have traveled extensively as touring musicians. Frank, a founding member of The Freight Hoppers, has impressed audiences all over the United States, Canada, and northern Europe with his signature clawhammer sound. Allie is a founding member of The Whipstitch Sallies, a folk band from Indiana. Together, the pair is a powerhouse duo with touring experience in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, and France.
Treat A Stranger Right is their new album released on February 7, 2020.