Michael Franke

From Robert Hall:

Former Songmaker Michael Franke passed away in his home last week, on the 8th or 9th of March, 2022. Micheal was a talented Fiddler and Guitarist. He had battled the effects of type one Diabetes from 12 years of age, mostly overcoming the problems associated with the disease. Two years ago he suffered a stroke, then a heart attack, and had been rehabilitating since then. Like all musicians, he continued to play as often as possible, in spite of real problems stemming from his disabilities. Sometimes, he would be able to rise to his former level of performance, which was quite high. I enjoyed our times playing twin fiddles, trading the melody and harmony, playing one tune after another for hours on end. Now, he will join the heavenly jam He will be missed. Bob Hall