Frankie Moran is an award-winning songwriter who has logged many hours performing up and down the East Coast. Frankie regularly performs around the Mid-Atlantic region as a solo singer/songwriter and in the duo Blind Wind with his 18-year old son Cole Moran on harmonica.
You might have first heard Frankie onstage in his hometown of Ocean City, Maryland with his first band "Local Produce". Frankie grew up on the water -- fishing and surfing -- and the popular bar band was a great way to support his teen version of Margaritaville. It was also when he began honing his skills as a singer and guitarist and learned some harmonica from his grandmas Dylan records. It was also about the time he started digging into Jerry's style in Old and in the Way on an heirloom banjo he found collecting dust.
Frankie has shared the stage with many great acts including David Nelson, Citizen Cope, Rusted Root, David "Dawg" Grisman, Israel Vibrations, and Derek Trucks.
Musical highlights for Frankie include placing his song "She's Been Cheatin'" in the film LOVELY MOLLY directed by Eduardo Sanchez (BLAIR WITCH PROJECT), as well as being invited to record a version of "What Goes On" for The Beatles Complete on Ukulele. Frankie also wrote and performed much of the original music for the Telly Award-winning A&E Network series RANDOM 1 and the feature film based on the series LOST IN WOONSOCKET, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Network and Halogen TV. You can hear some of Frankie's new music with Moran Hill Hurwitz on iTunes and hundreds of other music sites.
Frankie genuinely appreciates the support of his family, his friends, and his fans.
My passion for music started from a visit with my grandmother who gave me my first guitar. I then proceeded to wear out a Kenny Rogers album.
Music to me is about the places, people and experiences we are lucky enough to have. The challenge is fitting as much detail into a three minute song.
Nashville was always on my mind as a budding musician and it is a great thrill anytime I get to perform in those famous honky tonks where many of my heros stood.
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