Frank Lee Sprague
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Frank Lee Sprague, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, is a US guitarist and composer. He writes both songs and concert pieces. His catalog numbers over 1000 works, including two string quartets, three symphonies, many chamber music compositions, and two operas.
In 2004 he released an album of songs in the rock'n'roll style, called Merseybeat, which featured guests Doug Fieger of The Knack and Big Jay McNeely. A sequel called Cavern, whose title is often mistakenly considered as referring to the Liverpool club made famous in the 1960s by The Beatles and other Merseyside performers but is actually a reference to the title track, was released in 2005.
In 2006 he released Merseybeat Mono, which contained all the songs from his first two albums in monophonic sound, as well as Concerto for Violin with Orchestra, the acoustic Fulton Avenue, and the single "She's Good".
Sprague's recent releases include Merry Merseybeat Christmas (December 2006) and Merry Christmas, Traditional Carols arranged as Traditional Rock Songs (November 2007), "Fulton Chateau" (November 2008), and "String Quartets No. 1 & 2" (July 2009) on Wichita Falls Records.
He is also the leader of the Sprague Brothers who have released several albums on Hightone Records, El Toro, Wichita Falls Records, and other labels.