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Frank Bey was born on January 17, 1946, in Millen, Georgia, located 42 miles south of Augusta. He was the seventh of gospel singer Maggie Jordan's 12 children. He began singing in church at age 4 with the Rising Son Gospel Singers, a group that included his older brother Robert and two female cousins. They soon had radio programs of their own on two stations in the Augusta area. He also sang with his mother, often at local concerts with such gospel stars as the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Harmonizing Four, Soul Stirrers, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. At 14, Frank began singing with Robert Sharpe and the Untouchables, a local R&B band. He had to sneak out of the house to do it because his mother didn't approve of secular music.
At 17, he moved to Philadelphia to work as a driver for his friend Gene Lawson, Otis Redding's advance publicity man. Redding often rode in the backseat, and on occasion, when one of Redding's opening acts didn't show up on time, Frank was asked to open.
Frank released his first CD, “Steppin Out” in 1998. It sold very well. It showcased Frank’s ability to perform multiple blues styles, including swing, standard slow blues, delta, country, and folk.
Frank Bey is a natural at crowd-pleasing. Audiences are always left chanting for more. His rich and exquisite style is presented with such feeling that each member of the audience can relate Frank's song to his or her own experiences.
Frank takes his audience on a trip down memory lane. They cannot help but “Turn back the hands of Time.” His repertoire includes Blues and R&B Classics such as “Down Home Blues”, “The Blues is All Right”, “Tore Down”, “Ain’t That Loving’ You”, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, and “A Change is Gonna Come”.
|• April 22nd, Exit Zero Music Festival, Saturday night, 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM, Sunday afternoon at
• 3:30 & 5:30 PM Carney's Main Room. 411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
|• April 29, Sat. Natalie, 1:00 PM Cape May Court House, Cape May, NJ|
|• May 27, The Baden Blues Festival, Baden, Switzerland|
|• June 10, Grace Baptist Church, starting Time 2:00 PM|
|• June 11, Sat. at Cabanes 400 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ, 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM|
|• June 22, Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA (TBA)|
|• June 24, Bisquets & Blues, San Francisco, 7:30 & 10:00 PM|
|• July 13, Tremblant Blues Festival, Tremblant, Canada (TBA)|
|• July 16, Cabanes, Cape May, 3:00 & 5:00 PM|
|• August 20, Cabanes, Cape May, 3:00 & 5:00 PM|
|• August 30, Natalie, Cape May, 1:00 - 5:00 PM|
|• Oct 20-28th, Legendary International Blues Cruise, Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba (with stops)|
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