Franklin Taggart writes songs that not only reflect the experiences of his own life, but give voice to the unspoken hopes and longings common to us all. With musicalinfluences beginning with late night listening to border AM radio stations and expanding to include jazz legends, great songwriters and flatpicking guitar masters, Franklin's music features strong chords, simple melodies and real life lyrics. He says, "I like music that sounds simple, but within its simplicity I like it to be interesting".
Drawing on experiences as diverse as herding sheep, pouring concrete, crisis counseling, selling church choir music and teaching, Franklin finds much to write about. Songs like, "Climb That Mountain", "Falling All The Way", and "Heart On The Line" draw people together to celebrate both their strength and their fragility.
In concert, his audience can expect enthusiastic performances, spontaneous dialogue, and intriguing stories. People leave his performances feeling like they've had a personal conversation, a bit of encouragement and a hell of a lot of fun.