There is a special intimacy to the music of

Frank & Allie Lee.

A couple who

go together like

dominant and tonic.

Keith Dudding | Down Yonder | KDHX, St. Louis, MO


Our process

Music from American traditions,

played from the heart.

Frank and Allie bring a pure and seasoned musicality to beloved old tunes…

a sweet, strong vocal sound

accompanied by an impressive array of true Americana instruments.

This is music that keeps its

close connection to earth.

-Pete Wernick, Hot Rize

We don't just care about old music.

We care about you

and how music can connect

all of us.



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Roll On,



Live at brashler barn


We listen to a lot of old American music recorded in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, choosing great songs we love.

We arrange and record the songs. 

You enjoy the songs through our albums, videos, live shows, and workshops.


60+ years of


We have a passion for teaching music. 

Whether you are holding a banjo for the first time

or have been playing professionally,

we can help you on your journey

to playing music with others.

Funky Frailing Video Lessons & Tabs

Frank's instrucitonal series for intermediate & advanced clawhammer banjo players.

Online Lessons

We'd be happy to show you what you want to learn via Skype or FaceTime.

Banjo Workshops

We offer workshops for all levels of clawhammer banjo players.

Banjo-Fiddle Frolic

Join us and our lineup of instructors for an old time music retreat!


Our Story

Frank and Allie Lee are a

husband and wife duo

who met through playing the banjo.


We have performed rural Southern music together since 2016.

We love singing in harmony

and sharing our music

with attentive audiences

of all sizes.


We perform several times a year with our old time band The Freight Hoppers, which Frank started with

fiddler David Bass in the early 90s.


Living in Bryson City, NC

with our daughter and six kitties, 

we are known for singing,

banjo playing, and

screen-printed t-shirts.

Official Showcase Artists 2019

#18 on Folk Chart for March 2019

I've been a fan of The Freight Hoppers right from the beginning,

but what I love about your duo work is

the sparseness and the room

to hear every note

and that you both are such a great compliment to each other musically.

- Philomena Carroll

Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia

About Us

Frank and Allie Lee are vocal-driven old time and folk music performers in Bryson City, NC. Live music duets with banjo, guitar, fiddle, harmonica, and singing in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Core duo of popular string band The Freight Hoppers. 

Our Appearances

Our Art


Contact Us

PO Box 175

Bryson City, NC 28713


booking (at) frankandallie (dot) com

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