"Frank Lindamood is the real deal."...Tom T. Hall
"Frank Lindamood is a life-long student of the likes of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon and Jimmy Rogers. His songs ring with voices and voicings from the past. He’s a bare-knuckled guitar player, a master of early 20th century banjo style, and a lucid but gritty bender of notes on his metal bodied resonator. His 2010 Gatorbone Records release, 'Hewed From The Rock,' is a solo masterpiece of original songs, whose no-overdubbing, no-pitch correcting, one-take production style salutes and honors the masters Lindamood has studied." ...The Sopchoppy Examiner
BIO: in his own words...
Frank Lindamood is having problems with the 21st century. Although he has ceased loudly proclaiming so-called smart phones the Antichrist, he continues to cross himself when forced by the machinations of Fate to start up a computer, despite the fact that he left Catholicism years ago to found his own church: Have a Drink for Jesus.
His love for the Old American Music, not unsurprising given his fear and loathing of modern "culture", has gone on fifty years and has led him further and further back into music ever more raw and austere and powerful, more primitive and yet in some ways more complex. Back before industrial pop music and before the media was the message, long before Top Forty and TV music award shows and American idols. Back to plantations and riverboats, bawdy houses and mountain cabins, country clapboard churches and cattle ranch bunkhouses. Through the songs he learned, he befriended field hands and gamblers, case-hardened hillbillies, preachers and good girls gone bad and lonesome cowboys.
When he discovered just a few years ago that it was time to write his own songs, most of them came out sounding so much like old time songs that he was accused of plagiarism, to which charge he replied that if he'd done something that bad he "wouldn't of left no witnesses."
His fascination with the Bible has inspired him to write about such uplifting subjects as death, destruction and human tragedy, and if this material doesn't put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step, he also has songs about love affairs ending badly.
He has helped raise three sons, David, Huckleberry and Moses, by the Bad Example Method, and has three grandchildren, Canon, MaKenzie and Nicolette.They have all turned out very well and he is quite proud of them.
He lives in a homemade cabin in the booger woods next to the Apalachicola National Forest with his dear friend Lee.
He can be reached by telegraph at the Western Union Office nearest Sopchoppy, FL.---(and also at email@example.com)
Old Time dance with the Flatheads String Band
Providing dance music for old time dance, instruction given on site; we are very fortunate to have Maggie McKeown as our caller. Contact Tallahassee Friends of Old Time Dance for details.
Blue Tavern 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Joining an all-star cast of area musicians celebrating Blue Tavern's opening two years ago with a solo performance. Check the BT Facebook page for a full schedule.
Jim Crozier's Lab with Frank Lindamood
The remarkable Jim Crozier and I will be presenting a show of original and traditional music.
"Resist", presented by Grant Peeples
I'll be giving a solo performance of historical and original songs portraying the conditions, attitudes and responses of ordinary working-class Americans to hardship and injustice. Contact Grant Peeples for more information
Frank Lindamood and Billy Weeks
A performance of mostly original songs, one hour set apiece for me and the remarkable Billy Weeks.
Scallop Festival stage, off US highway 98 , Port St. Joe, FL
I'll be opening the music program for this festival, playing solo for what should be a very entertaining event. Contact Ricky Ott, the hardest working man in show biz, at From the Heart Music of Sopchoppy or the Scallop Festival website for more information.
Teeny Nene Concert
Songwriters circle comprised of: the very fine recording artist, Susan David (you will really like her new album); the unique and wickedly funny composer/performer Charlie Wilkinson; Billy Weeks, whose self-effacing humor belies his brilliance as a songwriter; and self. With special guest, the highly acclaimed writer and comedian Carla deJesus Jerez. Contact Donna Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Performance for the "Lunch and Learn" program of the Senior Center in Tallahassee.
Lecture/performance class on American Old Time Music. For more detail, call Maureen Haberfeld at 850-891-4033.
My last Lost Monday before the return of our beloved "Belmont and Jones" in September. Featuring Dick Kraft and some other fine musicians in a tribute to the early blues of New Orleans.
I'm hosting this "Lost Monday" featuring the unforgettable Elizabeth Fravel, well known and loved as the bassist of "The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn".
I am hosting "Lost Mondays" for August 2018 (6, 13, 20, 27 Aug.) at the Blue Tavern. Each night will feature a special guest; this week's guest is the fine blues artist, C. S. Holt (please check the Blue Tavern website for details on specific dates).
Old Time Dance with the "Long Forgotten String Band"
Playing banjo with the venerable and very accomplished LFSB for a contra dance; caller is a Tallahassee favorite, Richard Hopkins who will soon be moving to Vermont. Best wishes to Richard, thanks for all the great dances!
"Lunch and Learn" program for the Senior Center
Long Life Learning Extravaganza (L3X) "Launch Party"---a survey of courses offered including mine on American Old Time Music.
Old Time Dance with the "Flatheads"
Playing guitar with the lively and very authentic string band, the "Flatheads", for an evening of contra dance. Small entry fee and dance instruction given.
Florida Folk Festival
I'll do one solo performance per each day of the Festival (26, 27 and 28 May), along with over 100 other artists and presenters.
Grant (Peeples) night
Grant's birthday celebration featuring a selection of the area's best musicians (and me as well) each performing one of Grant's original songs.
Joining the Flatheads for some old-time music as part of Apalachicola's music festival