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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 SpotifyPandoraAmazon, 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 would like to thank the following artists who have helped him with his music and/or recorded his original songs:

Doug Ross

Travis Morr

Rob Wade

Dawn Shannon

Geoff Beran

Chris Quinlan

Brian Beam

Peter Weeks

Joe Quinlan

Greg Glick

Fernando Sanchez

Bruce Bergathon

Gene Paul Mann

Brent Simonds

Chad Meche

David Kagel

Mike Horn

​John Hooker

Joe Wisenfelder

Todd Enneking

Todd Hursh

L.H. Hursh

Zach Hursh

TEK Publishing

Michael Rose

Larry Banta

John McHale

Jackie Woodruff

Mark Staley


Matt Brooks

Aaron Cohn

Rick Carlson

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