Frame Of Mind

Frame Of Mind


World Beat Roots Rock


Emerging from the beaches of Southern California in 2001, Frame Of Mind took to the road playing more than 200 shows a year throughout the great Northwest for the past eight years. The band has once again returned to Southern California in their continued pursuit of happiness through music and surfing. Interweaving epic songwriting with improvisational exploration, catchy melodies, groovy rhythms, thoughtful lyrics and skilled instrumentaion. FOM's eclectic sound is best appreciated in their extended musical excursions that highlight the very essence of live music. This talented band is quickly climbing the list of must see modern day rock bands. Their music is enjoyed by a wide variey of people. Their love of traveling, meeting new people and seeing new places, along with their dedication to music are reasons why the band has been successful and able to endure the test of time. Frame Of Mind is a band not to be missed.

News & Updates:
Frame Of Mind has accomplished many goals in the past eight years, some of which include regular airplay of their album “Catch It Try” on Sirius satellite and XM satellite radio stations as well as many radio stations across the west. FOM has received recognition from Relix Magazine, including being featured on their CD sampler, which comes with every magazine they publish and is circulated nationally. The band made runner up for Relix Magazines “Jam Off” contest. The band also took 1st place in Relix Magazine’s E.P.K. (electronic press kit) contest, which they received remarks for best functionality and best appearance. FOM hit the top 10 list on’s most gigs in one year for 2006 & 2007.

Description of music:
Infusing elements from a wide variety of styles including: funk, rock, reggae, Latin, fusion, psychedelic, blues, and more, this all makes for a danceable live music experience that is widely dynamic, diverse and enjoyable.

Drawing inspiration from classic bands such as: Bob Marley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Santana; and contemporary artists like: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler, Jane’s Addiction, Sublime, Manu Caio, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, and many more.

Frame Of Mind has played a large number of places over the years. Here is a partial list:

Galaxy Theater – Costa Mesa, CA
Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
Truckee Amphitheater – Truckee, CA
River Ranch – Tahoe City, CA
Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
The Joint – Hollywood, CA
La Salles – Chico, CA
Sherwin’s – Mammoth, CA
Frog & Peach – S.L.O., CA
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
Tug Boat – Steamboat Springs, CO
Las Montana’s – Telluride, CO
Trilogy Lounge – Boulder, CO
The Blue Door – Snowmass, CO
Quixote’s – Denver, CO
Starlight – Fort Collins, CO
Dark Horse – Boulder, CO
Half Moon Saloon – Vail, CO
The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
The Big Easy – Boise, ID
Terrapin Station – Boise, ID
John’s Alley – Moscow, ID
Knotty Pine – Victor, ID
Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID
Common Ground – McCall, ID
Flannigan’s – Whitefish, MT
Top Hat – Missoula, MT
Caesar’s Tahoe – Stateline, NV
Crystal Bay Club - Crystal Bay, NV
Great Basin Brewery – Sparks, NV
Bitter End Pub – Portland, OR
River City Saloon – Hood River, OR
Lucky’s Lounge – Eugene, OR
Harry O’s – Park City, UT
White Owl – Logan, UT
Zephyr Club – S.L.C., UT
Mangy Moose – Jackson Hole, WY
Trap Bar – Grand Targhee, WY
and many more…

Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA
Jerry Fest – Sandpoint, ID
Portland Hemp Stalk – Portland, OR
San Clemente Street Fair, San Clemente, CA
Santa Barter Fair – Santa, ID
Moscow Hemp Festival, Moscow, ID
Moscow Ren. Fair – Moscow, ID
Eagle Island Experience Festival – Boise, ID
Roseberry Folk Festival – Roseberry, ID
Spring Fling Festival – Boise, ID
Sparks Farmers Market Street Fair – Sparks, NV
Corn Stalk – Dunnel, MN
Squaw Valley Earth Day Festival – Squaw Valley, CA
Earth Dance Festival – Markliville , CA

Here is a partial list of bands that FOM has played shows with:
Hot Tuna
Umphrey’s McGee
Levon Helm Band
New Monsoon
Young Dubliner’s
John Brown’s Body
North Mississippi Allstars
Eric McFadden Trio
Gov’t Mule
Greyboy Allstars
That One Guy
Sol Jibe
Delta Nove
The Wailers
Dirty Dozen Brass
The Doobie Brothers
The Mother Hips
Rocco Delucca
Jerry Joseph
B Side Players
Grandpa’s Grass
Blue Turtle Seduction
Native Root
Tony Furtado
The Hudson’s
Mama’s Cookin


Lp- Good Medicine, 2004
Lp- Acoustic, 2005
Lp- Catch It Try, 2006
Lp - The Hour At Hand, 2008

Frame of Mind is currently being played in full rotation on National Satellite Radio. Both Sirius Satellite Radio's Jam_On Ch.17 and seperate rock channels on XM Satellite Radio. FOM can also be heard on's Cold Turkey Pod Casts & Relix Magazine's August '06 CD compilation distributed internationally, internet radio, Honest Tunes Radio.
Active local interview and airplay: KTKE, KTHX, KDVS, KHUM, KMUD, KMVR, KXUA
Television: RSN TV 12, Fox Reno
FOM tracks both studio and live available to sample through FOM's official website, and many other Physical Distributors & 43 Music Download Services across the Internet.

Live Recordings available at Archive / E Tree:

Set List

Since Frame Of Mind plays "Jam-Based" music their typical set is about 8 songs at 90 minutes long and has been known to extend over 3 hours or more straight. FOM plays a handful of cover songs (Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Sublime, and even Alice in Chains), but would much rather play their own library of original music which spans for pages. No set lists are written for any show, unless by a fan. FOM calls the songs on the spot, and plays them in random order, and in different ways each night.