SARATOGA SPRINGS – What makes this occasion special is not that Mr. Frank Wakefield is releasing his new CD – but that he is doing it for the first time here, in his adopted hometown, and bringing up some band mates from Maryland and Virginia to seal the deal.
The CD is entitled Frank Wakefield, Taylor Baker & Friends and shows off the merry, mischievous mandolin master at his instrumental finest. But you know come Saturday, it wouldn’t be a Frank Wakefield show without some crack vocals and repartee. “Oh, we’ll be singin’,” says the pride of Emory Gap, TN, “we don’t want them to throw us out or nothing.”
Joining Frank are Taylor Baker (mandolin, vocals), Brendan Ernst (guitar, banjo and vocals), Tom Mindte (mandolin, guitar and vocals) and Nick Barr (acoustic bass).
I asked Frank what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said “be just like me.” That’s pretty much why you should go.
Frank Wakefield and Friends
CD Release Party
Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
The Parting Glass
40-42 Lake Avenue