Jackson C. Frank is a folk hero to those who have heard him, with a style that fused American and British folk music with blues, jazz and his own dark visions. He only made one album, Blues Run the Game (1969 Columbia), produced by Paul Simon, before fading from the public spotlight. He died in 1999 without ever making another album.
Frank was born in 1943 in Buffalo, New York, but grew up on a farm in Elyria, Ohio listening to country music on the radio. When he was 11, he attended Cleveland Hill Elementary School after the family had moved back to New York State. In 1965, a furnace exploded and the school burned down, killing 15 of his classmates and almost burning him to death. He started playing guitar in the hospital... Read More