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SAT: Salmon Frank

SAT: Salmon Frank


[ Music ]>>Recorded live on the campus of WQLN Public Media
it’s Sounds Around Town. [ Music ] Now, with acoustic powered feel
good vibes, it’s Salmon Frank. [ Music ]>>An Easy Ride, I
need to find find. And if I do I won’t
ever let it slip away. She’s my ride. Eay rides. Come on darling, set me free. The winds of love is
music, it’s in my head. I’m just trying to think of
the words that I once said. An easy way is the way to be. I need my easy ride to
come and set me free. [ Music ]>>I can’t find>>No, no, no, no, no.>>Peace of mind,>>No, no, no, no, no.>>Going to let it
ride, let it be. I can’t find,>>No, no, no, no,>>The time,>>No, no, no, no, no.>>That’s the way you
know, it’s gonna be. The winds of love is
music, it’s in my head. I’m just trying to think of
the words that I once said. An easy way is the way to be. I need my easy ride to
come and set me free. [ Music ]>>An easy ride,>>No, no, no, no, no, no.>>I can’t find,>>No, no, no, no, no, no.>>If I do I won’t
ever let it slip away. [ Music ] [ Applause ]>>All right. Happy summer! All across. I’ll vote [inaudible]. I thank you all for coming out. I thank WQLN for having us. A beautiful night. We’ll do a little song
called “About You.”>>One, two, three, four. [ Music ]>>I know a little and you
know a little about me. You know all the questions, it’s
the answers that you never see. If you opened up your eyes you
know you could actually see. You’re living in love, and that’s the way
that you wanna be. You love me. You hate me. You know you’ll never break
me because I know a little and you know a little about me. [ Music ]>>You’re running down a road and you’re never
looking down my way.>>De de de de.>>As close as you are
you’re still so far astray.>>De de de de.>>You want to see something but
you’re really something to see.>>De de de de.>>All about living your life
the way it’s supposed to be.>>De de de de.>>You love me. You hate me. You know you’ll never break
me because I know a little and you know a little about me. [ Music ]>>You’re running down a road,
and never looking down my way. As close as you are, you know
you’re still so far astray.>>De de de de.>>You want to see something but
you’re really something to see.>>De de de de.>>All about living your life
the way it’s supposed to be.>>De de de de.>>You love me. You hate me. You know you’ll never break
me because I know a little and you know a little about me. [ Music ]>>I know a little and you
know a little about me.>>De de de de.>>The truth of the matter
is just what matters to me.>>De de de de.>>You ‘re living your life
on the edge of insanity.>>De de de de.>>When you could be living
in love and a way to be.>>De de de de.>>You love me, you hate me. You know you’ll never break
me because I know a little and you know a little about me. [ Music ] [ Applause ]>>Thank you very much. We appreciate that.>>Well, the name Salmon Frank,
started out, there’s Sam, and I’m Frank, and we
had a little duo going on after one band broke up,
and somehow it came up as a pun or how would that
sound, Salmon Frank, and they were like,
like a fish hotdog. And actually there
are salmon franks. We had, one of our
gigs, we had a party where we actually had them
shipped in from Idaho.>>Overnight.>>Yeah, Don Sprigs
Farm and Brew works, and we had a little party down
there, and Brian cooked them up, and I think Sam liked them.>>I liked them, especially
with a lot of sauce on them. Yeah. You invented the name
at the Artist Cup Café in Meadville, Pennsylvania.>>And it’s not really us. It’s a full band, and we have
different variations of that.>>And our friends got mad, “Why did you name the
band after yourselves?” It’s not spelled like our names.>>It’s true.>>Very, pretty cool! I always figured it’d look,
it’d be easier further away from town, which is true
when we go play regionally and nobody knows. They just think it’s
the fish hotdog. [ Music ]>>I’m driving down
the backroads on a blue sky autumn day, hoping
just to ease my troubled mind. I don’t know where I’m going,
don’t think I’ll get there soon, feeling like I’m
running out of time. Yes, I lost my way, and I don’t
know where to turn, right, left, right back to what
I left behind. If I have to travel down
this rough and winding road, please have a bit of
mercy, show me a sign [ Music ]>>Walking through the
forest down in a deep ravine, underneath the hemlocks quiet
and still, this peak has no idea where it’s flowing,
but it’s like me, we’re both going down hill. Yes, I’ve lost my way and I
don’t where to turn, right, left, or right back
to what I left behind. If not, I’ll have to travel down
this steep and winding trail, please have a little
mercy, show me a sign. [ Music ]>>My season’s almost over,
feels like winter’s coming on, I’m wondering how
I let it slip away. I got a job, a wife, and family,
no real reason to complain, am I just another
dog, to have its day? Yes, I lost my way, and I
don’t know where to turn, right, left, or right back
to what I left behind. If you’re tired of listening
to that voice inside my head, please have a little
mercy, show me a sign. [ Music ] [ Applause ]>>Thank you very much. All right, we’ll try a
little rock and roll for you. Sam will sing one here for you. [ Music ]>>My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat. My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>She’s got no money but
man, she’s really got a lot. Got a woman who’s 5 foot
4, sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out the door. My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat. She got no money but
man, she’s got a lot. [ Music ]>>She walks all night and
talks all day, she’s the kind of woman that’ll have her way. But my gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat. She got no money but
man, she’s got a lot. [ Music ]>>Got a woman who’s
how it goes, all night long she
wants to rock and roll. My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat. She’s got no money but man,
she’s really got a lot. Shake it one time for Elvis. [ Music ]>>Spruce is up. [ Music ]>>Got a woman knows
what she likes, but I wish she wouldn’t
change her mind every night. My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>Say what? My gal is red hot.>>Your gal ain’t doodly-squat.>>She’s got no money
but man, she’s got a lot. Red hot. [ Music ]>>Very superstitious, writing on the wall, very superstitious, ladder’s ’bout to fall. Thirteen month old baby, broke the looking glass. Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past. When you believe in things
you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way. Very superstitious, wash our face and hands, rid me of the problem, do all that you can. Keep me in a daydream, keep me going strong. You don’t want to save me, No. Sad is my song. When you believe in things
you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way. [ Music ]>>Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say, very superstitious, the devil’s on his way. Thirteen month old baby,
broke the lookin’ glass, seven years of bad luck, good things in your past. When you believe in things
you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way. When you believe in things
you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way.>>Thank you, Jack! [ Applause ]>>Well, let’s describe
the music we make. What do you think, Sam? You got a –>>Party music.>>Party music, yeah,
we play microbreweries, wineries, clubs across the way. We play what people usually
have a good time with, and so it’s party music to me.>>Yeah, it’s a cross-section
of all types of styles. I mean, after being around
so long and listening to so much music and
so many influences, it’s really nice
to be a variety.>>Americana, if you’re
looking for a pigeon hole, that’s a good pigeon hole. That works pretty good. Got a lot of friends
in Americana. [ Music ]>>Livin’ in the middle of the
night in the middle of a moment, got a feeling, It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>When you’re feeling like
you wanting, you’re feeling like you do, love
me when you wanna, got a feeling you
know it’s true. That’s all right.>>That’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>It’s gonna be the way
that you want it to be. It’s plain, it’s plain to see,
you know that you wanna be free. [ Music ]>>You’re taken by the moment,
you’re taken by surprise, taken by the look in the
mystery in your eyes.>>In your eyes.>>In your eyes.>>In your eyes.>>No matter what you
say, no matter what you do with the rhythm on the music, you know you’re playing
to have your blues. That’s all right.>>That’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night. It’s gonna be the way you
way that you want it to be. It’s plain, it’s plain to see,
you know that you wanna be free. [ Music ]>>De de de de, de de dit de. It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>Say, it’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night.>>It’s all right.>>It’s all right.>>Roll all night.>>Roll all night. [ Music ]>>They say every
man needs protection. They say every distance
is not near. But I remember every face of
every man who’s put me here. I see my light come shinin’
from the west down to the east. Any day now, any day
now, I shall be released. [ Music ]>>They say every
man can be replaced. They say that every
man must fall. But I see my reflection
somewhere so high above this wall. I see my light come shinin’
from the west down to the east. Any day now, any day
now, I shall be released. [ Music ]>>Standing next to me in
this lonely crowd is a man who swears he’s not to blame. I can hear him shout so loud. He’s crying out he was framed. I see my light come shinin’
from the west down to the east. Any day now, any day
now, I shall be released. [ Music ]>>I see my light come shinin’
from the west down to the east. Any day now, any day
now, I shall be released. [ Applause ]>>Thank you.>>Secret work, top secret
work for a number of years, and I was able to get
the construction permit for the Cambridge
Community Radio Association and started a little station
that basically took the airwaves from the big corporate stations
that didn’t want to play any of my friends’ music so that all of us can get the
airwaves back a little bit, which WQLN does as well. Thank you very much.>>Yeah. So, we started out,
we raised probably about what, $14,000 to get our
transmitter and things in order, and it’s totally volunteer run. We do everything from
broadcasting sports to local Cambridge Springs
Blue Devils, and a couple of the guys came through the
ranks are actually working in broadcast right now.>>Yeah. Mac Neeler [assumed
spelling] works for WIC, WICE and Tyler Lobdell works
for W — well, he works for JET, Tyler Lobdell, and they’re, they
grew up in the radio station.>>And our board of
directors there’s three of us that are musicians, so we have
a good influence on wanting to play music, and we like
to support independent non-commercial local
radio and music. [ Applause ]>>Okay. We’re going to
play some Johann Dinero. That’s code for Johnny Cash.>>Okay, ready, one, two, three — [ Music ]>>I hear that train a
comin’, rolling round the bend. I ain’t seen the sunshine
since I don’t know when, I’m stuck in Folsom prison,
and time keeps draggin’ on, but I hear that train a
comin’ on down to San Antone. When I was just a young
boy, my momma told me, Son, always be a good boy, don’t
you ever play with guns. Shot a man in Reno
just to watch him die. When I hear that whistle
blowing, I hang my head and cry. [ Music ]>>I bet there’s rich folks
eating in some fancy dining car. They’re probably drinkin’
coffee and smoking big cigars. I know I had it coming,
I know I can’t be free. But those people keep on movin’
and that’s what tortures me. [ Music ]>>They freed me
from that prison, that railroad track was mine. Thought we’d move it just a
little further down the line, far from Folsom prison,
that’s where I want to stay, and I’d let that lonesome
whistle blow my blues away. Come on Sam, blow my blues away. [ Music ]>>I hear that train a comin’,
it’s rolling round the bend, I ain’t seen the sunshine
since I don’t know when. I’m stuck in Folsom prison,
and time keeps draggin’ on. And on, and on. And I hear that train a
comin’ on down to San Antone. [ Music ] [ Applause ]>>Johann Dinero. [ Music ]>>All right. We haven’t played
a blues number yet. This is one of our older ones,
a little thing called The Walk>>One, two, three — [ Music ]>>You do the walk,
you move real slow, you move real sweet,
you’re letting it go. You do it to me,
you do it real good. You do it honey,
I knew you would. Running, hiding,
needing, bleeding, baby, I believe it’s true. The night is flying,
the air it’s hot. The rhythm sweeps your
walk into my heart. I want you honey, want you
so bad, I won’t get over you, you’re the best thing
I’ve ever had. Running, hiding,
needing, bleeding, baby I believe it’s true. It’s true. [ Music ]>>You’re smooth as a
jaguar, as slick as your walk. You’re shining with
diamonds, you shine your walk. I want you honey,
I want you so bad. Come on, get over, you’re
the best thing I’ve ever had. Running, hiding,
needing, bleeding, baby, I believe it’s true. It’s true. [ Music ]>>You do the walk,
you move real slow, real sleek, you’re ready to go. You do it to me,
you do real good. Do it to me honey,
I knew you would. Running, hiding,
needing, bleeding, baby, I believe it’s true. Yeah, it’s true. Come on, Jack. [ Music ]>>You got me running, hiding,
needing, bleeding, baby. I believe it’s true. You got me running, hiding,
needing, bleeding baby. I believe it’s true. You’ve got me running,
hiding, needing, bleeding, oh But I’ve been needing you. [ Music ] [ Applause ]>>All right, thank you. All right. We’re starting to loosen up now.>>How long have
we been playing? I don’t know. How long would you say, Sam?>>What keeps us going after all
these years is it’s just a lot of fun to be around these guys
and looking over at each other and have a good old time. We, you know, basically, our playing a gig is
like a party for us. I know what keeps us going
is we’re all good friends. How long? Well, I’ve known
him since I was in college, but through different bands
on and off, and through this and that, and just, honest to
God, when we changed the name to Salmon Frank,
things took off.>>Yeah, that’s been
good, and we’re even, we’re very flexible too. We can do everything from a
three-piece to the full band, which we’re going to have
here today at the QLN Show, so we go with the flow. [ Music ]>>No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. No woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. I remember when we used to sit in the government
yard in Trenchtown, Oba observing all those
hypocrites as they mingle with the good people we meet. You know, your good
friends we have, your good friends we’ve
lost all along the way. In this great future, you
can’t forget your past, so dry your tears, I say. No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. [ Music ]>>I remember, yeah,
when we used to sit in the government
yard in Trenchtown. Then George used to fill,
he’d light the fire so bright and all would be perfect
through the nights. Then we would cook
cornmeal porridge, of which I’ll share with you. My feet is my only carriage, so I’ve got to keep on pushing
through, so while I’m gone everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. Everything’s gonna be all right. No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry. [ Music ]>>Thank you.

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