Banjo Man Frank Cassel

Banjo Man Frank Cassel

 Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
SoloFolkBluegrass

The Banjo Man performs lively and engaging folk, bluegrass and original music for all audiences including kids and seniors. I am available for occasions such as concerts, community festivals and children's parties. The very talented and award winning members of the New Mountain Fever Band, featuring Geff King and/or Lynn Healey on guitar, Tara Linhardt on mandolin, and yours truly playing banjo are available for bookings. We perform as a duo, trio, quartet or larger band.

Biography

Frank Cassel has been a performing musician, songwriter, and teacher in the Washington, DC area for many years. He plays guitar, flute and 5-string banjo professionally, specializing in folk, bluegrass and original music. He is well known in the Washington, DC area as an entertaining and engaging performer.

Recently, he has won awards for songwriting. His banjo music can be heard in the movie, Barnstorming, on PBS stations nationally. He received an Individual Artist Grant from the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Commission to complete his new CD of original songs for general audiences. The CD, American Acoustic, is now available from this web site, and on CD Baby and iTunes.

He performed a regular Friday morning show for children at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA for over 10 years, and now performs a family show there on weekends several times a year. Jammin Java is rated annually as one of the top 100 venues of its size in the world.

He performs regularly at DC area events, including the Germantown Oktoberfest, The Takoma Park Folk Festival, and many other community events, schools and private parties.

His band, The New Mountain Fever Band, also performs at events and festivals. The current lineup includes virtuoso mandolinist Tara Linhardt and Lynn Healey, also of the Blue Moon Cowgirls and the band Rockledge.

Frank has been an entertaining guest on a number of TV shows, and music from his two CD projects is played on radio stations around the world.

Discography

'American Acoustic' CD Released 2013, available on CDBaby and iTunes, all tracks are also on radio/streaming sites like Spotify, Pandora, etc.

Single 'Keep Me Up on MySpace When I'm Gone' on CDBaby and iTunes

YouTube video 'Sugarloaf Mountain' - search 'Frank Cassel Sugarloaf Mountain'