CC Bissett caught up with Leadfoot's Mike Frampton, who spoke about his return to music following the demise of his former band Bang N Jane which stopped performing after the tragic death of drummer Jim Unfonak in January 2017.
"It was rough for me when Jimmy got killed. I really lost my heart to play any more music and I really didn't even care if I did play anymore.
"Then my friend Bob Boucher called me and asked me to do a benefit for their singer from Fallen, he had a brain tumor. I got together with them just to do a couple of songs and we ended up jamming for 8-9 months and did some shows, but COVID hit and it kind of dissolved that band.
"Then Brian Andreason, the lead guitarist of Leadfoot, got a hold of me and asked if I wanted to start an original outfit with him. They still had their other singer and I wasn't even considered to be part of Leadfoot yet. I was also singing for Fallen at the time.
"I was asked to fill in for a couple of gigs because the singer couldn't do it. And it just kind of morphed into it."
I am sure all of your fans are happy to have you back! 🤟🏼
Here's you musical lineup for your weekend:
THE PLAN 'B' BAND at The Garage at Governors Inn, Rochester NH 6-9 p.m. Classic Rock, Alt-90's, and a little country! Great food & drink!
The Perfect Gentlemen an acoustic dynamic duo kick off a virtual Apple Harvest Fest live on the sidewalk of Ear Craft Music, Dover NH at 12:00 noon
The Real Diamond a Tribute to Neil Diamond
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Brian Munger, the Incredible, gets the party started for the Widows Son Motorcycle Run & Show, benefiting "Hear Me Now" providing Cochlear Implants for the Hearing Impaired at Minors Diner & Dairy Bar, Lebanon ME at 1-3 p.m.
Also Performing at this event:
Neon Gypsy, Jennifer Kosinchuk, 3-5 p.m.
Leadfoot, 5-7 p.m.
Badtude, 7-9 p.m.
And to Texas Pete, who's a bit under the weather: Sending healing vibes your way! Hope to see you out singing again soon.
C.C. Bissett is a longtime aficionado of the local music scene. She lives in Lebanon, Maine, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org