Ashby Frank Bio
From Lexington, North Carolina.
Mandolin prodigy. Began playing guitar, then turned to mandolin at age 10.
1994, performed with Bill Monroe at the Bell Cove Club in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 11.
1999, won 1st place in mandolin competition at MerleFest at age 16.
1999, released first album First Crossing (Blue Road).
1999, his newly-formed band Southern Drive won the Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville, Kentucky.
2001, joined The Gena Britt Band.
2003, Marty Raybon and Full Circle.
2006, Alecia Nugent.
2007, Special Consensus.
2009, left Special C to play with Mashville Brigade and do session work.
2011, joined Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.