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FRANK WISDOM & THE TRUTH

But even Solomon, he says, “the man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain” (i.e. even while living) “in the congregation of the dead.” Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he forever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar. - Herman Melville - Moby Dick

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MAVERICK SOLO TUNESMITH

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DUST IN MY VEINS - PART 2

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DUST IN MY VEINS - PART 1

Frank Trainor / Dust In My Veins / A Retrospective [1975-2000]

Part 1 - Interviews / Radio Spotlight Features / Personal Reflections


1/ Front Row At The Centre - Feb…

COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO HITS

During my final days of working in the Canadian country music scene, I was invited to perform on national TV and profile showcase events.

I'm performing here at a concert which was being taped for a future ra…

THE COMFORT SOUND SESSIONS

The Comfort Sound Sessions is my first full production album recorded 'live off the floor' with a few overdubs. The songs reflect a myriad of influences ranging from hip country/folk songwriter/artists like John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot to folk/alt-rock artist Shawn Phillips. My song G…

LEVEL GROUND

Increasingly influenced by the great traditional country and neo-bluegrass artists I was listening to via country music radio, I began to write songs that refelected those influences. Country music radio was a rapidly growing format through those early 80's days. George Jones, Merle Haggard…

SONGS FROM THE ROCK

A chance encounter in my hometown in the late summer of 1971 proved to be the watershed moment of my young life as a songwriter. Introduced to Larry Mercey of The Mercey Brothers after a Saturday matinee the band performed at a popular bar, I asked if I could strum a chord on hi…

Early Sketches Churchill & Spring

My first songs at age 17 reveal a young man's tender heart and plaintive voice captured with an inexpensive gut string guitar, a restless soul and a Roberts 802 tape recorder. The story of these, my 'baby' efforts as a young writer of songs, will always resonate for me as a very specia…

FRANKIE FEVER'S DUBONNET

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