World Is Out the Window
Frank Allison started out as leader of the regionally popular Frank Allison and the Odd Sox. Frank and the Sox built a reputation for great songwriting and fun shows. Simple songs of love, money, and the lack of both, gave Frank a realistic character and a style virtually unknown in the rock realm - Frank and his fans sweetly celebrated the loser in us all. The Sox played throughout the northern mid-west, where they garnered large enough crowds of dancing students to keep the band afloat for over 12 years. Monkey Business, Hokey Smoke, and Russia were the highlight albums of the period. Sadly, Frank lost his voice to spasmodic dysphonia, a condition where swallowing muscles constrict the flow of air when trying to sing (or speak), prompting a 10 year retreat from singing and song. Without all the touring, Frank was able to settle down, got married and had a couple kids. His new family seeing what had been lost, encouraged Frank to work on his voice and start writing again. Log Rhythms of Love, Frank\'s comeback record was released in 2008 with it\'s sister album, World Is Out the Window, close behind. These albums celebrate love, nature and family. Frank is now working with Odd Sox Drummer, Rob Hejna, on a third album - After World, which is slated for release in early 2009.