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Music in the coronavirus age

 

Greetings to all. What a time we live in. So, without unnecessarily fueling the discussion on our current coronavirus predicaments, I’ll say this: there has never been a time when we as a humanity have had more time on our hands, stuck at home, alone with our own thoughts. Consequently, never has it been more important to be proactive in lifting our spirits up instead of descending into the abyss of baiting online frenzy and pandemonium.

I personally am taking steps to steer my focus and energy into new projects, activities, practice my instruments, languages, read about new interests, and anything else that can lift me up. This is proactive business, a challenge of brand new magnitude.

I believe that picking up an instrument can be one of these

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2019 bucket list items!

This was in Tahiti (click on post)! What a bucket list destination to perform in. What an amazing corner of the world. Later this year, playing in Tokyo for the first time was also a dream come true. More pictures available on www.instagram.com/johannfrank.

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2018 was Johann’s biggest touring year yet

Both Engelbert Humperdinck and East of Eli kept Johann on the go throughout the year, performing in amazing places such as Prague, the Caribbean, Vienna, Athens, and Hawaii, where “Engelbert Live in Hawaii” was shot for PBS. The studio work was also fruitful, notably tracking guitars for Engelbert’s “Angel On My Shoulder”, set to become the name of his 2019 tour.

 

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2017 shaping up busy!

It’s been an eventful past 24 hours:)

East of Eli released its first single off the sophomore EP, ‘Nowhere’, featuring Chyler Leigh, thru People Mag. Gueetars by yours truly. SoundCloud clocks in 15,5K listens in less than a day 🙌🏼
Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh Makes Her Singing Debut on Husband Nathan West’s New Single ‘Nowhere’

We are scheduled for a release party on March 18th at the Troubadour, West Hollywood. Tickets available soon.

And in a different style, our acoustic trio rendition of You’re my World with Engelbert recorded 7K views in 24h on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Scp80sh0lCo

We’re hitting the road on the west coast next week with shows in Riverside CA, San Diego, Wendover NV and Las Vegas.

Here’s to flooding the world with good sounds 🎸💥🎸

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Packed Summer 2016!

2016 started strong, folks! 7 US runs already, 2 Canada runs, 2 international runs (Egypt, Austria). I just got back from Switzerland yesterday and starting on Thursday, I head to Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Singapore). Then Hawaii is on the books, 2 shows on the East Coast, and New Zealand by the end of August… Then at least 3 more US runs by November are already announced! I also have a few very exciting shows in LA with both old and new faces, as well as some solid studio work where I hope to put my mando, oud, bass and other ukuleles to good use.

I wanna thank Godlyke and Carr for recently sending me amazing gear, which I’m still wrapping my head (and fingers) around. Also thanking

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