Originally from Missouri, Frank Meyer (a.k.a. Frankie J. Meyer) has spent the last 25 years in Austin, TX. A professional musician for many years, he played bass for such luminaries as B.B. King, Luther Tucker, Peter Rowan and Johnny Gimble. He was voted Best Bass Player in an Austin Chronicle readers poll. Frank put the bass in the doghouse a few years ago when the urge to write songs struck him. He has since released three all original full length CD's: "Scrounger's Paradise" (2001), "Dagnabit" (2004) and a 2005 children's release "Get Serious Mr. Pancake."
Photo by Scott Hill
Frank's songs range from the sensitive to the hilarious, and from passionate to twisted. Two of his songs have been licensed to movies and his voice can be heard on various T.V. and radio spots. "Savage of Salvage" (Scrounger's Paradise) was recently featured on NPR's "Car Talk." He was a regional winner of the New Folk Songwriters Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Frank is currently performing for private parties, children's concerts, coffee houses, churches, and bars, both solo and with his three bands "The Pancake Batter Boys and Girls," "The Sons of Peaches" and "Him and His Harem to Scare 'Em" which include some of Austin's very finest singers and players.
Directly from the heart to the funnybone, Frank Meyer's music is medicine.
"Frank Meyer's songs are edgy, smart and funny. His powerful baritone voice and fluid guitar work are the perfect tools that complete the package."
"Picture George Carlin's view of the world sung by Leon Redbone. His music, thought provoking one minute, humorous the next, is a roller coaster ride you will not want to end."
Jefferson Freedom Café
Ft. Worth, Texas
“… a delightful singer/songwriter who writes incredibly witty songs but doesn't wear you out like some artists who only write witty songs. He has a great mix and variety, a deeeeep bass voice, a great stage presence and always has the audience up ……...”
Barker House Concerts
"He's really good but I think he needs therapy."
"Frank gives good rhyme."
"You're a laugh pill. You should be prescribed by doctors."
Galia and Shea Popov
"Oil was crafted so well! The lyrics were crisp and clever and I laughed aloud as I listened. In my imagination, I also heard John Hartford chuckling from "the other side." The lyrics reminded me of the type of verses he would have put together... and his singing voice was superior. Altogether a very professional presentation!"