Sunday, March 2, 2008

Frank Townsell, African American Pianist, Thanks AfriClassical

[Blind Boone's Piano Music, An African American composer performed by Frank Townsell; Laurel LR-860CD (1998)]

AfriClassical recently wrote about the CD “Blind Boone's Piano Music, An African American composer performed by Frank Townsell”. Frank Townsell has graciously expressed his appreciation to AfriClassical, and to Mike S. Wright, Chair of the International Society for African to American Music, who brought the recording of music of John W. "Blind" Boone to our attention:

Dear Bill Zick,

I am writing to thank you for posting the Boone c.d. on your website. As an admirer of you and your site I would like to congratulate you on your fine work in bringing attention to African American musicians, and wish you continued success in this valuable endeavor.

Thanks again to you and Mike for your assistance.
Frank Townsell

1 comment:

I support my community said...

So glad to see Frank Townsell's CD of Blind Boone's music mentioned! Blind Boone was one of the most important pianists ever! Frank plays at the Columbia, Missouri Blind Boone Festival and has done a great deal to bring Boone's music back to life.
A new CD on Boone's music has just come out. "Marshfield Tornado" is the name of it and the Steinway artist is John Davis: website The CD is just out this month and available on amazon. He also showcased Blind Tom on a CD, which is amazing. (did you see him on Nightline?)
Anyway, all of this brings Blind Boone to the forfront, which is right where he should be!!
Check out too. Boone was born in Warrensburg, MO and this park named for him is amazing!