Zale/Norman Frank & The Ghost Dance

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00pm

Online Special: Table of 4 - $35.00

Just because a record has a groove... The Feeling.  That's it.  Either music has it, or it doesn't.  We don't know what it is, or what to call it, but we know it when we feel it. And that's it.

Norman Frank and the Ghost Dance are all about - if not ONLY about - that feeling, and they've got it in spades. They're all about what's universal, what's direct, and what speaks loud and clear in any musical language, in EVERY musical language. Some call it Soul, some call it Blues, some call it Jazz, and some just call it a groove. But it's not about what it's called anymore, or where it's from. It's about Imagination and dialogue now. Like imagining that Stevie Wonder might have something to say to George Harrison via piano. That Ravi Shankar and Ray Charles might decide to play on the front porch, and maybe invite John Coltrane. That Howlin' Wolf might write the lyrics to Van Morrison's new melody, and Fela Kuti would bring the orchestra. After all...wouldn't the great ones all agree on The Feeling? Why shouldn't we?

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Norman Frank (Norm to his friends) began a life's work of music-making as a teenage saxophonist, sitting in with the city's finest Blues and Jazz artists. He received his tutelage from the likes of Eddie Tigner, The Breeze Kings, Oliver Wood, Gary Motley, and the late Sean Costello. A natural multi-instrumentalist, Norm quickly discovered that he could play twice as often if he brought twice the sound. Gigs on guitar, clarinet, piano, and even the occasional sitar were soon to follow, along with appearances at Bonnaroo, the Bear Creek Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. After a brief residence in New York City, it was an easy transition to begin touring and recording full-time as a sideman with some of the South's most active and entertaining bands: Cadillac Jones, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, and with members of the Zac Brown Band to name a few. But the life of a sideman was just never enough; There was just too much ground to be discovered and too much to say. In 2011, Norm decided to step into the spotlight, writing and singing his own material.


Meet ZALE, a driven young powerhouse based in Atlanta, GA with purple hair whose unique musical style combines her classical training, love of the blues narrative, and rock n’ roll attitude. ZALE is touring around the Southeast, promoting her debut solo record “Fortress,” which was released in March 2015. The bold front-woman and songwriter has headlined well-known venues like The Georgia Theatre and 40 Watt Club, always making audiences lust after her velvety vocals delivered with the masterful sureness of a seasoned performer. You simply cannot look away when this rock chick hits the stage. Zale and her band will keep you wanting more of their “Alternative Americana” sound by seamlessly showcasing a wide range of genres in the same set, because the woman can deliver. ZALE is also a member of a female Rock duo called The Pussywillows with her writing partner and best friend, Carly Gibson. As a recent graduate of The University of Georgia, ZALE earned degrees in Social Media Theory and Music Business and now the soulful songstress is putting her education to the ultimate test, zealously managing her career as an independent solo artist. ZALE has been called “a combination of Amy Winehouse and The Black Keys;” “soulful, sublime, and Southern”; and “a fiery combination of soul, grit, and Jack Daniels Honey” …get yourself a taste. Visit for music, upcoming show dates and more.


Norman Frank & The Ghost Dance - Live Your Life

ZALE - Open Up Your Eyes