Fran Friedman (Frankie) has been a bassist for several decades. She was a full time player in the 70’s, when live bands filled the clubs 7 nights a week. She went back to school in the early 1980’s and became a clinical psychologist, but continued playing in local clubs in Cleveland, OH. While her roots and first love are in the blues, Fran has enjoyed playing a variety of classic rock, R&B, and pop, along with high energy blues throughout the years. After relocating to Florida in 2012, she connected with the local blues scene and became the bass player at a Saturday night blues jam in Lauderhill. Always interested in connecting with and promoting other female players, she started a Facebook group South Florida Women in Music as a free forum for local women musicians to promote their events. Her company, Breakout Productions produced a sold-out event called Three Diva Night, highlighting several of South Florida’s female performers, including Mary Jane Cunningham, Sistah Mary Beth, and Rachelle Coba, whom she backed with Frankie’s Backline Blues Band. Currently, she has a new projects, including another Diva night in 2016. Fran welcomes female singers, instrumentalists, songwriters, and those who support them to join South Florida Women in Music on Facebook to grow a thriving community for local women in music. Promote yourself shamelessly!
South Florida Women in Music