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Frank typically performs a variety of covers, as well as a few original tunes. For the blues crowd, Frank often performs songs by:

  • Jimmy Reed

  • ZZ Top

  • Ray Charles

  • Carl Perkens

  • Kenny Wayne Sheppard

and many more.

Frank Powell is an award-winning songwriter from Central Illinois who has been performing at bars, wineries, coffee houses and concert venues for many years. Several of his songs can be found on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and Apple Music. Dozens of his songs are available to listen to and purchase on

Frank has performed with several bands, including: Alias Smith & Jones, Hegemony Cricket, Snappy Banter, the Mad Cowboys, Neon Cactus, and currently, 3rd Street Strays. Frank has performed at dozens of venues, in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, and New York. He has played at bars, wineries, bars, breweries, concert halls, outdoor venues, private events, and coffeehouses, for a wide variety of audiences.

Frank 's original blues songs include:

Don't Care

Down to the Blues

Ain't Got a Clue

Fool's Gold

High Speed Rail

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