VIDEO: Singer-songwriter Bob Franke comes to Javawocky in Brockton on Saturday

Bob Franke remains one of the most poignant and respected musicians on the folk music circuit. Franke (rhymes with “Yankee”) is best known for his songs which are spiritually generous, but others are either topical or funny. He will be visiting locally at the Javawocky Coffeehouse in Brockton on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Bob Franke ~ Photo by Susan Wilson

Folk music writer Scott Alarik calls Franke one of “the most prolific and important folk songwriters to emerge since the commercial revival of the 1960s.”

“Many of his songs, like ‘Hard Love,’ ‘For Real,’ ‘Thanksgiving Eve,’ and ‘The Great Storm Is Over,’ have entered the American folk canon, frequently sung by major stars and open-mikers, church choirs and summer campers, recovering addicts at treatment centers, and spiritual seekers at religious retreats.”

Bob’s songs are considered classics, fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by his 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England. His concerts have appeared in lists of the top five musical events of the year chosen by critics in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas. In 1990, he was nominated as an Outstanding Folk Act by the Boston Music Awards.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at web site, Javawockyuu.com. The Javawocky Coffeehouse is at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brockton, 325 West Elm St., Brockton, MA 02301. For more information, call 781-718-3041, or email Javawockyuu@aol.com.

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~ by folkmaster on November 1, 2011.

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