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January 1, 2013

“Three Chords & the Truth”

A phrase has been often used to describe the rootsy songwriting style of Famous Framus.  Born in Hamilton Ontario, he grew up fast on the streets of the “Gritty City”. As kid he was mesmerized by a man who would come to family parties and play guitar and sing old country songs at the kitchen table all night. This left a lasting impression. He cashed the first “real” paycheck he ever got and bought an acoustic guitar. A couple of years of wood-shedding the basics followed. He put the guitar down for the next few years to concentrate on working in a steel mill, breaking things, and generally raising hell.

Famous Framus picked up his guitar again in his late 20’s and began to get serious about songwriting and performing, playing shows around Hamilton and eventually from Ottawa to Victoria and all points in between. Famous Framus is a soul miner, a blues projector, and a truth teller.

"...part street punk, part folkie, part hellraiser, part poet...he's from Hamilton and bangs away on an old Framus guitar (we know this because the logo is tattooed on his neck)...Famous Framus has a new CD and a voice crying to be heard."

- Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator

"With On Mortal Love, the latest CD from the Famous Framus Band, the group unleashes and unique, edgy, powerful album...It's a work of loud, rough, punk-like spirit that still manages to retain a traditional country/delta blues sound. Despite the rawness of it, the duo, which includes Famous Framus (vocals, guitar, banjo) and Dave Gould (drums, vocals) show off their great musical skills"

- HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS

                      "...this Hamilton band get it right...rough n' ready tunes...serves up juke joint goods...straight blues no chaser"

- Darryl Sterdan Toronto Sun
 
"Like a big, mean, drunken, country rampage, Famous Framus Band don't hold back, but instead come out swingin' with a mix of punkabilly and blues."

- NOW MAGAZINE
 
"... making enjoyable music...never succumb to unintelligence...there's no sign that the Famous Framus Band plan on falling to the tedious side. Sometimes blues, sometimes rock or country...Down By Desire fits comfortably between Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Howl and the United Steel Workers Of Montreal's Kerosene & Coal. "

- CHART ATTACK

"Famous Framus Band's new CD, Down By Desire, is a frantic, remarkable, howling work."


- Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator

"...reminiscent of Social Distortion’s Mike Ness over a Jon Spencer type blues explosion, Famous Framus raises the bar with his latest outing..."

- Ric Taylor, View Magazine

"...unique fusion of feral punk-blues-rock...crank up the volume and blow your nasty neighbors away!"

-DD Rocker, Rockin' the Blues.com

" I do not think I have heard an album that defines and captures the sound of Hamilton so effectively as Eight Ball...a white-boy blend of punk and blues that sounds like it was crafted together with steel in east Hamilton!"

-Shain Shapiro, View Magazine
 

      " Famous Framus took the stage dressed in a black suit, acoustic guitar in hand, and with a single spotlight providing illumination. Framus played a set of heavy blues, and watching him perform was like looking into an old black and white photograph."

- The Silhouette

Discography

Learn to Live CD Release Show

Saturday November 19, 2016
Rebels Rock Irish Pub
537 King Street East
Hamilton Ontario, L8N-1E3
905-777-1771

Famous Framus on the Barbershop Podcast

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