Frankie Boy & The Blues Express and Friends
CD Release Party
Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA 9/10/2023

montage of clips from the show

We have seen Frankie Maneiro and Mackey Maguire playig with Eliza Neals, and we have seen Frankie (sometimes with Mickey) livestreaming during COVID, but we have never seen them live with the Blues Express. The CD release party for their first album, "Young Man's Blues", at the Bull Run was the perfect opportunity.

The Blues Express consists of Frankie on lead guitar and lead vocals, Mickey on bass and vocals, and drummer Harrison Foti.

We got seats at the front center table. Ronnie Earl was in the audience. Frankie Boy and The Blues Express put on a great show lasting over two hours. They paid great tribute to their friend and mentor, the late Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, an alum of Muddy Waters' band, playing a variety of his songs along with some originals. Frankie holds his own as a frontman, and had the audience hanging on every note.

Friends sat in with them, including Dylan Schouten, Matt Swanton and Ken Edelman from the Matt Swanton Band, and John Brauchler from One Dime Band.

We were blown away by drummer Harrison Foti, who did an amazing percussion solo. He even came over to our table and played on the beer glasses and tip trays.

Set list:
  • Guitar JR
  • Going Fishing
  • Lose My Cool
  • Hey There Anayah
  • Flippin' and Floppin' / So Mean To Me
  • Young Man's Blues
  • I'm Going Back, Back, Back
  • Love Your Sexy Ways
  • Something About You
  • I Hear You Knocking
  • Doin' the Sugar Too (w/ Dylan Schouten)
  • Three O'Clock in the Morning (w/ Dylan Schouten)
  • Half A Mind (w/ Matt Swanton and Ken Edelman)
  • Got To Have Money (w/ Matt Swanton and Ken Edelman)
  • Black Drawers On (w/ John Brauchler)
  • Call Me Guitar Junior (w/ John Brauchler)
  • Talkin' About Soul
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Drum Solo / You Belong To Me
  • Engine Number Nine

Frankie Maneiro

Frankie Maneiro

Mickey Maguire

Mickey Maguire

Frankie Maneiro, Harrison Foti, Mickey Maguire

Frankie Maneiro

Dylan Schouten and Frankie Maneiro

Frankie Maneiro, Harrison Foti, Matt Swanton, and Ken Edelman

Frankie Maneiro

John Brauchler, Frankie Maneiro, and Harrison Foti

Harrison Foti

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