Frankie Moran is an award-winning songwriter who has logged many hours performing up and down the East Coast. He writes and records with Moran Hill Hurwitz and producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli at SongBuilder Studios and Studio Unknown in Catonsville, Maryland. Frankie regularly performs at The Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Maryland. Please check his live schedule for upcoming shows.
Thank you for your company on the journey. . .
You might have first heard Frankie onstage in his hometown of Ocean City, Maryland with his first "real" band Local Produce. Frankie grew up on the water -- fishing and surfing -- and the popular bar band was a great way to support his teen version of Margaritaville. It was also when he began honing his skills as a singer and guitarist -- playing everything from Eagles to The Grateful Dead -- and learned harmonica from his parents' Dylan records. It was also about the time he started digging into Jerry's style in Old and in the Way on an heirloom banjo he found collecting dust. Or you might have seen Frankie on the road with festival favorite Roots A'risin', sharing stages – and all night campfire jams – with great artists including David Nelson, Citizen Cope, Rusted Root, David "Dawg" Grisman, Israel Vibrations, and Derek Trucks. It's even possible it was on the gonzo Summer tour through rural Florida with a band that featured a dancing green chicken.
But now – with a wife and two young sons – Frankie has almost settled down in Halethorpe, Maryland, just west of Baltimore City. He gave away his boat to a friend. He traded in his surfboard for a canoe with space for his boys. And his new surroundings and responsibilities, the good times and the hard times, have inspired a new passion for music.
The city known for Dru Hill, Cab Calloway, Mama Cass, and Billie Holliday, spurred Frankie on a quest for his own musical roots, eventually leading him back to where it all started – singing along to country music and the bluegrass pickin' he learned as a young boy on his grandma's porch in West Virginia.
Recent highlights for Frankie include placing his song "She's Been Cheatin'" in the new film LOVELY MOLLY directed by Eduardo Sanchez (BLAIR WITCH PROJECT), as well as being invited to record a bluegrass version of "What Goes On" for The Beatles Complete on Ukulele. Frankie also wrote and performed much of the original music for the Telly Award-winning A&E Network series RANDOM 1 and the feature film based on the series LOST IN WOONSOCKET, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Network and Halogen TV. You can hear some of Frankie's new music with Moran Hill Hurwitz on iTunes and hundreds of other music sites.
Frankie genuinely appreciates the support of his family, his friends, and his fans. Love, Peace & Elbow Grease!