Frank Morey

Frank Morey
Singer-songwriter Frank Morey has never been accused of having a sweet, pretty, angelic sort of voice.  The Lowell, MA, native is known for a rough, rugged, throaty style of singing, and his voice is perfect for his very earthy, blues-minded folk-rock.  Morey''s expressive vocals are as gritty as they are soulful.

The New Englander, who plays acoustic guitar and harmonica, brings a variety of influences to the table.  He has often been compared to early Tom Waits, and his other influences range from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen to the late Chicago blues giant Howlin'' Wolf.  In the northeast part of the United States, Morey has tended to fare well among fans of anti-folk.  Morey isn''t anti-folk per se - he has a more classic type of sound - but like the anti-folk crowd, he likes his folk-rock with a tough hard edge and a lot of guts.

Morey, whose live performances typically include both covers and original material, has been playing the Massachusetts club scene since the 90''s.  His first album, Father John''s Medicine, was released on the Indigo Hamlet label in 2000 and was followed by the sophomore album, Cold in Hand.  In 2002, Morey signed with veteran producer Bob Koester''s Chicago-based Delmark label and recorded his third album, the Delmark Sessions.

- Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
Country: USA
Genre: Music, blues rock & folk music