Frankie's Blues Mission




Press Kit




As the name implies, these gentlemen are on a mission: Their purpose is to present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.


"Frankie's Blues Mission made sure their Pee Dee Blues Bash debut was an auspicious one, taking the audience by storm with two shows of bone-shaking West Side blues and soulful originals. One listener closed his eyes and swore he was listening to Magic Sam!"

--- Gary Erwin, promoter for the Low Country Blues Festival and the Pee Dee Blues Bash 2011


"... It’s not just the same old blues, and deserves to be picked up for wider release."

--- Jim DeKoster, "Sleeping Dog" CD review, Living Blues Magazine


"Thanks again for a great show Frankie!!! Great job- and sounded fantastic!"

--- Carl Pruett, promoter for the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival


"Frankie’s Blues Mission is an Atlanta-based trio that plays it pretty close to traditional blues, ... If smooth urban blues and R&B are your bag, you need to check out Frankie’s Blues Mission first chance you get."

---Graham Clarke, "Sleeping Dog" CD review, Blues Bytes


"... Frankies's Blues Mission's aim is to play authentic Blues and that is just they do."

---Howard Burchette,

Host of "The Funk Show" 


The current lineup of Frankie’s Blues Mission includes:

  • Frank “Frankie Lee” Robinson - Vocals, Guitar
  • Kurt Mcmanus - Bass Guitar
  • Rod Breland - Drums
  • Hayward Redd - Tenor Sax
  • Christopher "Dryzdale" Williams - Trumpet
  • Charles Edwards - Alto and Baritone Saxes
  • Sam D. White - Alto Sax


Frankie’s Blues Mission has performed with or shared the stage with blues legends such as:

  • Robert “Chick” Willis
  • Billy Boy Arnold,
  • Billy Flynn,
  • Henry “Gip” Gipson,
  • Chicago Bob Nelson,
  • Roy Lee Johnson,
  • Luther” Houserocker” Johnson,
  • Willie Hill
  • Rita Graham


The group has performed at numerous festivals and special events including the following:

  • The Lowcountry Blues Bash 2011
  • The Pee Dee Blues Bash
  • The National Black Arts Festival 2012
  • The Decatur Arts Festival 2013
  • The Blues-by-the-Sea Festival 2013
  • The Clemson Blues Festival 2012
  • The Barnesville Blues and BBQ Festival 2011, 2012
  • The Historic Columbia Festival 2012
  • The Greenwood Blues Cruise 2011
  • The Northside Tavern “Chicken Raid” Festival 2010,2011,2012, 2016
  • The Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2022
  • The Gwinnett Arts Festival 2015
  • The Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2016
  • Athens Blues and Brews BBQ Festival 2022, 2024
  • Ida Cox Blues Festival 2022, 2023


2023 Bluesberry Festival in Dunwoody, GA


Frankie's Blues Mission's Discography:

  • "Sleepin' Dog" 2010 release
  • Currently recording new release


For booking, contact  404-661-2097

P.O. Box 42181  
Atlanta, GA 30311-0181