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I lived and worked for a decade of years in "The Big Smoke" [Toronto], writing songs, recording, gigging and selling guitars on Yonge Street. A successful run of national hit records at country music radio in the mid -to- late 80’s resulted in my being signed to a publishing deal with the legendary major Nashville music publisher Combine Music, home of Kris Kristofferson and famously known as The House Of Quill Repute. Combine merged with SBK which got sold to EMI which is now owned by SONY MUSIC. For several good reasons, I demanded release from my writer’s contract with SBK prior to the EMI sale and soon after departed Music Row and the commercial country music business for good. Next, it was west to the Rockies, where mountains meet the sky. Who knows when the Muse's transcendent trails will finally lead me home. This mystical road has been long traveled with hopes of what is yet to be revealed with each new horizon. My history - Early Frank - Big Smoke, Third Coast - Burning In This Blaze - is documented at this website as are all my songs. Just click links to listen. It's my Maverick Tunesmith Duty to share the Blood & Bounty Beauty. In Touch With The Mystery, where no time exists, no space is wasted and no point is missed. Hope you enjoy my songs & my story. – Frank Trainor

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Level Ground

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Frankie Fever's Dubonnet
 
FRANKIE FEVER'S DUBONNET - Raise a glass of Blonde or Rouge, and 'salut' to you all. It’s bittersweet this aperitif, but hey, it’s “old L.A.” The beat goes on at K H J and Frankie Fever had his day. “Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet”.
 
 
Saddled With Me
 

SADDLED WITH ME - SADDLED WITH ME is a deeply inspired vision that was revealed to me in an odd dream that startled me awake one morning only to realize I was audibly repeating the title as the song formed in my brain.

 

The Burdens Of A Beast
 

THE BURDENS OF A BEAST - CARRY ME A WAYS / I AM WEARYIN' / BURNING IN THIS BLAZE / IN A QUICKER SAND / THINGS I LOVE THE MOST / THINGS I NEED THE LEAST / WEIGH UPON MY SOUL / THE BURDENS OF A BEAST

 

Later That Same Afternoon
 

LATER THAT SAME AFTERNOON - EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON / I STRUCK A CHORD AND I HUMMED A TUNE / SPIRITS WOULD BE COMING SOON / SO I PICKED THEIR LOCKS AND THEY OPENED [all about my phantoms and me]

 

The Muse's Motherlode
 

THE MUSE'S MOTHERLODE - TOWNES VAN ZANDT / TOLD OH SUSANNA
THERE’S AN ANGEL HERE WITH ME / TELL GUY CLARK / SHE’S A “KEEPER”
LET US KEEP HER COMPANY-my personal tribute to Guy, Susanna & Townes

 

On The Radio
 

ON THE RADIO - ON THE RADIO is a creative reflection on my life in music business pursuits over many long years. It is loosely autobiographical and it is also a personal homage to my favorite New York top 40 radio station in the mid-to-late 1960s, WABC 77. **Click to view NYC radio image here

 

Truly You
 

TRULY YOU - YOU CAME TO BE AS A BABY / STILL A KID IN ETERNITY / YOUR SKIES WERE BLUE, BABY BLUE / AND TOGETHER YOU WILL DANCE / ANGELS SWOON AT YOUR ROMANCE / EACH AND EVERY LOVING GLANCE / SAYS THERE'S YOU, TRULY YOU / NOW YOU'RE TRULY YOU

 

Heaven's Remains
 

HEAVEN'S REMAINS - WHERE THERE'S NOTHIN' TO LOSE / NOTHIN' TO GAIN THERE'S NOTHIN' AT ALL BUT A MOURNFUL REFRAIN / PARADISE IS A SONG PRIDE ACHES TO RECALL / EVERY DREAM OF ITS OWN A FAR CRY FROM HOME / HERE IN HEAVEN'S REMAINS

 

The Story Of Old Love
 

THE STORY OF OLD LOVE - inspired by the age old spirit of youthful romance, never-ending summer nights and a ghost who gave me this story I just had to tell. The ghost represents the pure and timeless spirit of the young girl and the undying memory of her the old man sings about.

 

Star Light Shine
 

STAR LIGHT SHINE - SINKIN’ DEEPER NOW / INTO A DEAD MAN’S DREAM / OUT IN THE DESERT AIR / WHERE A STAR LIGHT SHINE / FILLS A COAL BLACK NIGHT / THAT’S ALL MINE

 

Rain On Me Baby
 

RAIN ON ME BABY - NO MORE AGONY / NO MORE GOOD INTENTIONS / I’LL BE BY YOUR SIDE / LIKE THE DUDE I WILL ABIDE IN YOUR LOVE / RAIN ON ME BABY / WASH THIS DUST AWAY FROM ME

 

Unknown Cameo
 

UNKNOWN CAMEO - YOU'RE INVISIBLE TO THEM / LIKE AN EXTRA WITH A WALK-ON / EVERY WHERE YOU GO / YOU'RE AN UNKNOWN CAMEO / JUST ACCEPT THAT YOU'RE ON CAMERA / IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOW

 

Baby I'm Over You
 

BABY I'M OVER YOU - FROM EVERY CRAZY FREAKIN’ / LYIN’ TONGUE YOU SPEAK IN / BABY I’M OVER YOU / Classic country honk with more hooks than a Mississippi trout line. I chanelled Hoyt Axton & wrote this new song.

 

A Stranger To Myself
 

A STRANGER TO MYSELF - A STRANGER TO MYSELF / THE TROUBADOUR / I'M A SPIRIT NOW / BLOOD RED / THE FALL / ATLANTIS / FLY WHILE THERE'S LIGHT TO GO / WOUNDS OF WAR [The Troubadour Revisited] / JUST LIKE A LITTLE BABY / THE CRIMSON FIREBALL

 

DNA Chains Of A Rogue's Reputation
 

DNA CHAINS OF A ROGUE'S REPUTATION - features This Mighty Ragin' River Of Love and Long Gone Glory Bound Son - includes County Line Signs, Messin' With My Mind, California, Where'd You Leave Your Heart, A Trail That Leads You Home and Love Is. Produced by Cory Bitner/Frank Trainor

 

Transfigured
 

TRANSFIGURED - 12 Songs - tracks include: TODAY / THE LAW OF LOVE / TRULY YOU / CARMEN CAFFEINE / PRECIOUS STONES / UNKNOWN CAMEO / MUSIC MESSIAH / BLOOD RED / THE SOUND - Produced by Cory Bitner

 

The Grace & Gravity Project
 

THE GRACE & GRAVITY PROJECT w/ The River Rock Groove Alliance - tracks include: The Taste Of Your Own Poison / Heaven Helps / A Way Of Life / When The Tide Comes Rushin' In / Down On Highland Street / Inside Out

 


"Frank Trainor is one of the most talented songwriters I have ever had the personal privilege to know or hear. Regardless of your style or taste in music, should you need advice from a true craftsman then
Frank Trainor is the man. It will make you a better writer.
"
- Stephen Colyer, Industry Consultant, Record Producer & former Head of Promotion CBS Records UK

Frank Wisdom & The Truth

THIRD COAST GALLERY features songs, stories, photos and more from Frank's music row Nashville years
via compilations,
"Frank Wisdom & The Truth" / "Maverick Solo Tunesmith" / "Dust In My Veins"  [2]  [1]


"When I first heard Frank Trainor play live I was totally blown away by his presence, power and communication. He is one of the most powerful writer/singer/guitarists I have ever heard. It was amazing..." - Elliot Mazer, Legendary Record Producer - (Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, The Band)


"My business is to find songwriters that I think are capable of writing hit records.
Frank Trainor fits all those requirements. He is one of the finest writers I've ever heard in my life.
"  
- Bob Beckham, Legendary Publisher - Combine Music (Kris Kristofferson, Tony Joe White, Dennis Lind
e)

  

BIG SMOKE GALLERY features songs, stories, photos & more from Frank's successful Toronto years ['76-'86]
via three custom compilations, "Level Ground" / "The Comfort Sound Sessions" / "Country Music Radio Hits"


"Sign me up for the fan club. A voice full of heart and A + for songwriting
- Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine-Disclaimer Record Reviews, Nashville, Tennessee


"As a music publisher for over twenty years, it's always a joy to find writers with talent. In my own career, three songwriters come to mind as having that special magic...Myles Goodwyn (April Wine),
Bryan Adams & Frank Trainor. Frank Trainor is one of the best.
"
- Brian Chater, Publisher, Director, Canadian Independent Record Production Association. (CIRPA)

A TIDAL WAVE OF MARITIME TALENT

By Barbara MacAndrew

 

A new tidal wave of Maritime talent is breaking over Canada's music business. The stardom trail broken by Maritimers Anne Murray, Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacKinnon, Stompin' Tom Connors, Ken Tobias and John Allan Cameron is now being travelled by a fresh group of easterners.


Frank Trainor, Shirley Eikhard, Tom Gallant, Ryan's Fancy, The Haggart Brothers, Kenzie McNeil, Bruce Murray, and Gary Weeks are all reaping national and international radio, stage, TV and recording reputations.


Frank Trainor's first single "Thursday Morning, Five O'clock Rain" B/W "Here Comes Another Lonely Day" is selling well and showing unusual popularity on both A and B record sides. The handsome twenty-year-old has written 55 songs, four of which have been recorded by Canadian gold winners "The Mercey Brothers".


Last summer Frank Trainor completed a demanding Canadian university concert tour. The young composer-entertainer emerged a polished performer with self confidence honed in many halls amid diverse audiences. Last August in concert at the Confederation Centre as front act for Montreal superstar Gino Vanelli, Trainor delighted the capacity audience with his mix of thoughtful and bouncy ballads.

 

Third Coast Gallery Big Smoke Gallery Early Frank Gallery

Journey through the years of Frank's songs, stories, photos and more via EARLY FRANK GALLERY [early days] BIG SMOKE GALLERY [Toronto years] & THIRD COAST GALLERY [Nashville years] *Click Gallery images below

 

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