Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink of The Freight Hoppers will give a clawhammer banjo workshop at 5:30. Jack Bowden will open the concert at 7:00 with Frank and Allie following around 8:00.
Workshop - $15
Concert - suggested donation $10
ABOUT THE CREAMERY ARTS CENTER
The Creamery Arts Center is Springfield, Missouri's central hub for all things arts.
ABOUT FRANK LEE AND ALLIE BURBRINK
Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink present songs and tunes from the rural Southern, spanning bluegrass, old time, blues, and spirituals. After a few years of collaborating, they took their duo act on the road in January 2016, with Frank playing guitar, slide guitar, and banjo and Allie playing guitar, banjo, and harmonica. They can also be heard trading off lead and harmony vocals in their duo and with their old time string band The Freight Hoppers.
A passion for traditional songs and tunes from the rural South has fueled Frank's love of performing for the past 40 years. As a founding member of The Freight Hoppers, he has shared this passion with audiences all over the United States, Canada, and northern Europe. His repertoire has a range of old time music that spans raw Blues from the Mississippi Delta to the hillbilly music recorded in the 1920s. Banjo players all over the world study and emulate Frank’s signature clawhammer sound.
Allie Burbrink is a founding member of The Whipstitch Sallies, a bluegrass-influenced band from Indiana that toured in North Carolina, Colorado, and Hawaii in addition to a busy local schedule. She works with the Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming organization and performs in the duo and with The Freight Hoppers.
Frank and Allie also organize an old time music retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains in early April called the Banjo-Fiddle Frolic.