MUSICIAN - SOLOIST - RECORDING ARTIST - SESSION WORK - STAGE & FILM WORK
I RECORD FOR MOSRITE RECORDS / NASHVILLE **** AND AM A GRETSCH / FENDER MUSICAL INST. CO. ARTIST ************ MY FOCUS IS WITH THE GRETSCH GUITARS DIVISION OF FENDER
Originally from Southern California. Hometown area was Hollywood, Calif. Beverly Hills area. Born into the Music and Hollywood Film and Entertainment business via my parents. Played my first Professional show with Smokey Rogers in 1954, Played Town Hall Party and west coast Radio and TV Shows. Played in several Bands in the San Diego & LA area till 1962. Off to college. Married, raised 3 children. Returned to Music in 1979. Won several Awards from CCMA (Calif.).Moved to Nashville 1987. Urged by Joe & Rose Lee Maphis, and others. I knew most every major performer in the business from the late 40's-60's. Joe Maphis and Rose Lee Maphis, Merle Travis, Johnny Bond, Johnny Cash & his then wife Vivian. These people and many others were good friends. I Purchased my home here with Tommy Cash as my agent. In 2005 Mark & Andy Moseley asked me to do the "Tribute Album to Joe Maphis & Merle Travis". It was Released on the old MOSRITE RECORDS Label. That was Barbara Mandrell's first label. Mark Moseley is my Producer.(Sound Control). I have been a AFM Member under Vic Willis & Harold Bradley and now Mr, Promeroy. I'am a GRETSCH / FENDER Musicial Inst Co. Artist. And listed on the Gretsch Guitars Web-Site. I cannot list all the people I know or have worked with over 55 years plus, too many to list here. A few lately would look like. Mark Moseley, Kerry Marx, Tommy Wells, Hoot Hester, Lynn Owlsey, Tommy Campbell, Bob Patin. Sonny Garish,.Charlie Vaughn. Kerry & Hoot are Opry Band Members. I have until 5 weeks ago, had the Tue. Nite band at the Longhollow Jamboree. I have been there for 3 1/2 years.I left mainly because of road work coming up. Spring & Summer is our busy time and I have albums to support. I was the lead guitar player for Adam Pope and the Rebel Roots. Adam Pope - Vocals, Lisa Horngrend Stand-up Bass & myself on Lead Guitar. The album "Bury Me In Tennessee" was released in 2007. Oh I must include my label mate NOKIE EDWARDS. I have played the Opry as a side musician. WildHorse, Midnite Jamboree. WSM 650 Radio, and to many road show to list over 55 years. etc.
Some of the Artist's I played behind or with, starting in 1955 would include:
Beverly Mae Wilson
Bobbi Lace - (615 Records).
Rose Lee Maphis - (Tribute Album To Joe Maphis & Merle Travis).
Jody Maphis - (Tribute Album To Joe Maphis & Merle Travis).
Rose Maddox - (In Bakersfield, Calif).
Nokie Edwards - (Tribute Album To Joe Maphis Merle Travis).
Brian Lonbeck - a dear friend that was Barbara Mandrell's first lead Guitarist. to be Con't.
My up coming Venue's are listed on the facer page on myspace or you can go to my main site ---elainefrizzell.com
My next album will be produced by Mark Moseley and will of course be released on Mosrite Records. Should be released sometime in the late Fall.
There is also plans of doing a Gospel Album late this year or early in 2010.
Rose Lee Maphis
or consult the AFM directory.etc....
Best Wishes. Luv to all
Mosrite Records Artist
It is so hard to see all of these messages from Judy and her sweet little face since she passed away. Maybe if you get a second, you might consider removing these messages. Her funeral was heart breaking and John did such a beautiful job. I didn't know if I would have the strength to speak but God let His grace flow down to help me find the words as I chocked back the tears. I miss you and Richard and think of you often. I hope your doing OK.