It may be a long way from their native Wichita Falls, Texas, but over the years, the Sprague Brothers® forged an enduring relationship with their legions of fans in Japan. Their many tours have brought wide acclaim and overwhelming appreciation for their original and distinctive rock ‘n’ roll. As a tribute to their Japanese fans, the Sprague Brothers recorded and released four CD’s exclusively in Japan on the EssBee label: “Three” (2001); “Rockabilly” (2002); “Covers” (2002); and “Instrumental Party” (2003).
The enthusiasm generated by crowds in Tokyo, Osaka, and other cities, thrilled and inspired the Sprague Brothers. Japan (and the rest of the world) can expect many more concerts, as the Sprague Brothers continue to delight audiences with their joyfully futuristic and piratical brand of rock ‘n’ roll.
If they could, the Sprague Brothers® would change the world, one song at a time. From their earliest released recordings in 1990 through their highly acclaimed Hightone CD’s and their recent releases on Wichita Falls Records, the Sprague Brothers have forged a clear and steady path, as leader Frank Lee Sprague says, “Influenced by none, inspired by many.” With their roots in hometown Wichita Falls, Texas, the Sprague Brothers travel the musical map, fusing their love for the music of fellow Texans Buddy Holly and Bobby Fuller with a touch of surf here and a touch of Merseybeat there, all blended into a superb and remarkable brand of rock ‘n’ roll uniquely Sprague.
Wichita Falls Records presents every facet of the Frank and Chris Sprague’s artistry, from Sun Records-style rockabilly, to Everly Brothers-style ballads, to dazzling instrumentals and a dollop of Texas swing. Along the way, listeners experience the stunning musicianship of guitarist extraordinaire, Frank Lee Sprague, who plays on a variety of guitars..
The Sprague Brothers’ work has wowed reviewers in Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and many other magazines and newspapers. They have appeared on CBS nationwide television and National Public Radio, and have performed live around the world, including several successful tours of Japan. Available albums include, The Savage Sprague Brothers and Changing the World 1 Chick at a Time and The Song on Wichita Falls Records. The Best of the EssBee CD’s on El Toro/Wichita Falls Records, and Let the Chicks fall Where they May and Forever and a Day, on Hightone Records. Join the Sprague Brothers as they change the world, ONE CHICK AT A TIME!