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Bob Franke (Susan Wilson)

Bob Franke

Bob Franke (rhymes with “Yankee”) is brimming with the wise songs for which he is best known, along with topical songs sugared with the hilarious. As Tom Paxton says, "It's his integrity. I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting. There're touches of Mark Twain and Buddy Holly in there, too." Franke began his career as a singer-songwriter in 1965 while a student at the University of Michigan.

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Bob Franke 1/14/11: Bob Franke

The singer-songwriter is best known for his wise and spiritually generous songs, along with topical songs sugared with the hilarious.

Bob Franke

The singer-songwriter is best known for his wise and spiritually generous songs, along with topical songs sugared with the hilarious.
Bob Franke 6/29/00: Bob Franke

Bob Franke performs his famous songs.

Bob Franke

Bob Franke performs his famous songs.

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