John Frinzi & Emily Randle – this show has been cancelled – watch for rescheduleDec 12, 2015 | 1 comment
New Jersey-born and Florida-based singer/songwriter John Frinzi has steadily gained recognition across the country for his soulful songs, unique voice, and strong live performances. Since the release and airplay success of his first CD, “Into The Dawn,” in 2003, Frinzi has developed a national following through constant touring. He plays well over 200 dates a year. Frinzi has shared the stage with major performers in Americana, Folk and Roots music. Highlights were shows with Todd Snider, Mac McAnally, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Keith Sykes, Chuck Pyle, Mark Erelli, Randy Weeks, Slaid Cleaves, Duane Jarvis, Will Kimbrough, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Eilen Jewell, Peter Mayer, Nadirah Shakoor, Michael Utley and Robert Greenidge. John’s latest release, “Shoreline,” recorded in Nashville in late 2009, includes guest appearances by Keith Sykes, Doyle Grisham and Mike Utley. This CD contains 11 tracks of melodic folk, country and jazz-influenced songs that showcase Frinzi’s versatility as a songwriter and vocalist. Many of the “Shoreline” songs were co-written with Tom Corcoran—author of the Alex Rutledge Mystery Series and co-writer of the Jimmy Buffett classics, “Fins,” and “Cuban Crime of Passion.” The disc receives broad airplay including several songs in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio.
Emily Randle studied violin at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.M.) and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, or CCM (M.M.). She is currently a member of The U.S. Army Strings (“Pershing’s Own”), stationed at Ft. Myer, VA. Prior to moving to the D.C. area, Ms. Randle was a member of The Louisville (KY) Orchestra, and then returned to her native Chicago to perform with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Festival, Joffrey Ballet, and Chicago Sinfonietta. As a jazz musician, she can be heard on the new release “Swing Gitan,” and on tour with Peter Mayer (lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett). In addition to her violin playing, Ms. Randle has composed and produced two original musicals, studied orchestral conducting, and toured as bassist with the rock band Soulstice. Other hobbies include motorcycling and humming theme songs from 1970’s television shows, often simultaneously.