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Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering w/ Sophia De Leon Sanchez

Saturday, Nov. 12 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Rock/Pop

Don't miss Frank Orrall, lead singer of Chicago band Poi Dog Pondering, at The Acorn!

About the Artists:

Frank Orrall is the founder, frontman/multi-instrumentalist for the ‘Acous-tronic’ Rock & Soul group; Poi Dog Pondering. He is also: Percussionist and Singer for the D.C.-based outernationalists; Thievery Corporation. (His other side projects include: Palm Fabric Orchestra, Mourning Doves, and 8fatfat8). His Solo show, “The Suitcase Show”: is a combination of unique Video and Audio backing tracks, Stories, various instruments, and a suitcase full of surprises.

Raised in the Hawaiian Ocean; Frank Orrall is the Son of a Solar Physicist Father, and a Folk song singing Mother. Learning Guitar from his Mother, and a love of poetry and nature from his Father; Frank began to record a series of homemade solo cassette albums out of his bedroom in 1984, and released them on consignment at local record stores around Honolulu and Southern California, under the moniker; Poi Dog Pondering. Since then he has recorded for Texas Hotel Records, Sony Records, Tommy Boy Records & currently, his own label; Platetectonic Recordings. Frank has lived between Honolulu, San Francisco, New York, Austin Tx., and Chicago. Collaborating along the way with a wide array of fantastic Musicians & Co-conspirators; releasing eight full-length albums as PDP, and traveling extensively with them (and Thievery Corporation); For the love of Music, Prose & Adventure.

He is currently recording new albums for Poi Dog Pondering & Mourning Doves.
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Street Musician. Drummer. Guitar Player. Writer of Prose. Body Surfer. Collector of Instruments & Record albums.
Touring Musician: Poi Dog Pondering, Thievery Corporation (& Federico Aubele’s early tours)
He Loves to Cook, Drink Wine & Play Music.
Biggest Dream: To voyage the Pacific on a sailboat.


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Box office opens at 4 PM ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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