Frank Wicher Band arrives on the floating stage Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs
LOCK HAVEN – This Saturday, the Frank Wicher Band brings the outlaw country to the floating stage, starting at 6.30 p.m.
Despite being from Germany, Frank Wicher is as American as an apple pie and as pure an outlaw country as it gets. Growing up in southern Michigan, Frank launched a regionally successful musical career in the Honky-Tonks Savages from Toledo to Detroit to central Pennsylvania. Frank’s songwriting comes from the heart of a man who lived life to the limit and survived to sing about it.
He has a philosophical vision of life which he presents in his songs that are bursting, catchy and tinged with outlaws. Frank is blessed with the quintessential outlaw country voice and has a weird way of delivering that less-is-plus sound that defines great outlaw country singers.
As gifted on the guitar as he is on the harmonica, he demonstrates astonishing discipline in staying true to these simple roots.
Her stage presence is down-to-earth and humorous, which gives her a rapport with audiences that only seasoned and authentic performers can reach. Frank has opened up to artists such as David Allen Coe, Sawyer Brown, Montgomery Gentry, 38 Special, and has also performed at such notable venues in central Pennsylvania as the Bloomsburg Fair, Knoebles Amusement Resort and many more. local fairs and festivals.
He recently performed in Nashville on the Ancient Archeology stage featured on the History Channel’s popular American Pickers TV show, and at Bobby’s Idle Hour, the only live venue on Nashville’s legendary Music Row. Frank performs solo and with the Frank Wicher Band, which he formed in 2009. All songs are written and recorded by him.
While the committee is delighted to offer these free concerts this summer, residents must remain vigilant in the face of the threat of COVID-19. To successfully continue the summer concert series, residents and guests are urged to follow CDC and DOH guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To this end, the city will provide hand washing stations at each of the summer concerts. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 or is part of a higher risk population is encouraged to keep their health and that of their fellow citizens as their primary concern and not to attend.
The City of Lock Haven 2021 Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Bear Country Radio WQBR, Lock Haven Express, The Record, Clinton County, Clinton County Arts Council, Clinton County Community Foundation, Clinton County Economic Partnership & Visitor’s Bureau, Terrapin, Avis Building Supply, Bechdel Plumbing & HVAC, Cross Life Ventures, Curt’s Smokin Ribs, Dotterer Equipment Inc., First Quality, Horizon Federal Credit Union, Kliney’s Home Furnishings, Lock Haven Eagles Aerie # 4298, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Group, Miller Brother’s Auto Sales, Muncy Bank & Trust Company, Pizza City, River Valley Internet, Sweet Dreams Groom & Board, UPMC Lock Haven and Weis Markets.
Times are available at concerts while stocks last. For more information on the 2021 Summer Concert Series, visit the City of Lock Haven website at www.lockhavenpa.gov.