Folk/pop artist Frankie Leo marks a bittersweet milestone with a special concert.
He and banjo-playing musical partner Harrison Northey will perform their “Farewell Montreat” show as Leo finishes his degree and prepares to pursue a post-college career in music.
Raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Frankie Leo has been playing guitar and writing original music since he was nine years old, and released two albums while still in high school. His songs nod to classic acoustic folk/pop while reflecting a contemporary sensibility, a keen sense of melody and a reflective outlook.
Opening the show will be Leo’s Virginia friend Nathan Stitely, now based in Nashville. Stitely’s style is also rooted in folk, but with atmospheric experimental forays into rock, jazz and funk supporting literate lyrics inspired by the likes of Kurt Vonnegut and e.e. cummings.