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 from 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. He has taught at many camps including Old Time Week at Davis & Elkins College, Roots of American Music Week at Mars Hill, and Mars Hill Old Time Week.


Frank lives in Bryson City, NC with his wife Allie and daughter Willow.

Frank Lee





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