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Live Performances

Joe Frank has played to consistently sold-out audiences since the early 1980s.

2015

“Murdered by the Mind” Joe Frank with percussionist Danny Frankel and saxophonist David Ralicke, Los Angeles at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles (now known as the Fairfax Cinema). October 15 and 16, 2015

2014

“Murdered by the Mind” Joe Frank with percussionist Danny Frankel and saxophonist David Ralicke, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Terry Kinney at Steppenwolf, Chicago. March 1, 2014

2012

“Old Man” Joe Frank with percussionist Danny Frankel, saxophonist David Ralicke, and dancer Carolina Cerisola at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles (now known as the Fairfax Cinema). October 18, 2012

2011

“Too Close to Home” Joe Frank with guitarist James Harrah at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago. October 10, 2011

“Too Close to Home” Joe Frank with guitarist Kenny Lyon in New York City at WFMU’s Radiofest. October 28, 2011.
*Now available for Members

“Too Close to Home” Joe Frank with guitarist James Harrah at The Village Studios, Los Angeles. November 13, 2011

2010

“Just an Ordinary Man” Joe Frank with guitarist James Harrah at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago. March 13, 2010

“Too Close to Home” Joe Frank with guitarist James Harrah at McCabe’s, Los Angeles. October 17 and 22, 2010

2008

“Just an Ordinary Man” Joe Frank with musicians, vocalist, Judith Owen, and dancer at Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles. October 1 and 8, 2008. Joe later edited and recorded this show for the radio and is available in the Shop.

2007

“The Blue Room” Joe Frank with musicians at Largo, Los Angeles. September – October. (weekly for six weeks)
*September 12, 2004 performance available for Members

2004

Joe Frank in Performance, The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco. November 21, 2004 (2 performances).
*Second show available for Members

Joe Frank in Performance, Chicago Art Institute sponsored by the Third Coast International Audio Festival and WBEZ, Chicago. October 29, 2004

A Joe Frank reading, The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. June 22, 2004

“LA Live” - Joe Frank: “L.A. Woman”: Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, as part of a show featuring several Los Angeles artists. May 15, 2004

Joe Frank at The Evidence Room, Los Angeles.

2003

“One Night Stand” at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California

Earlier Performances

“Joe Frank: in Performance” at UCLA’s Wadsworth Theatre (two performances)

“Joe Frank at the Viper Room” , in Hollywood, California. June 15, 1997

“Joe Frank Live” a three-month, twice-extended series of one-man shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

“Joe Frank at the Marc Taper Auditorium” Los Angeles, California.