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Francine Michaels was born in a coal mining town in Pennsylvania. She was the last of 12 children.
All of the children were musically inclined and loved to sing gospel at their local church and at
various functions in the surrounding area.
She performed with various groups for 10 years and has had her own group for the last 8 years. She and her
husband, Ed, hold Bluegrass Festivals twice each year on their property, 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh,
outside of Tarentum, Pennsylvania.
Francine has performed in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and New York. After
performing with Josh Graves and Kenny Baker at several festivals, she was encouraged to make a CD. They
urged her to take on the project of making "Keeper of The Door" which has been getting great air play and reviews.
Michaels gets assistance from Ronnie Whitten on banjo, Ernie Sikes, bass and vocals, and Terry Eldridge, guitar
and vocals. This is in addition to the expertise of Baker and Graves. Michaels sings lead and plays the mandolin.
873 SunMine Rd.
Tarentum, PA 15084
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