Frank Cassel has been a performing musician, songwriter, and teacher in the Washington, DC area for many years. He plays guitar, flute and 5-string banjo professionally, specializing in folk, bluegrass and original music. He is well known in the Washington, DC area as an entertaining and engaging performer.
He has recently performed his solo show for general audiences at major venues, such as The National Theatre in Washington, DC and Strathmore Music Center in Kensington, MD. His banjo music can be heard in the movie, “Barnstorming”, on PBS stations nationally. He received an Individual Artist Grant from the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Commission to complete his new CD of original songs for general audiences. The CD, American Acoustic, is now available from his web site, and on CDBaby and iTunes.
He performed a regular Friday morning show for children at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA for over 10 years, and now performs a family show there on weekends several times a year. Jammin’ Java is rated annually as one of the top 100 venues of its size in the world.
He performs regularly at area events, such as the Loudon Bluegrass Festival, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, and many other community events, schools and private parties.
His band, The New Mountain Fever Band, includes virtuoso mandolinist Tara Linhardt and Lynn Healey, also of the Blue Moon Cowgirls and the band Rockledge.
Frank has been an entertaining guest on a number of TV shows, and music from his two CD projects is played on radio stations around the world.