THE BLACK BOX Fall Concert Series
Performed by : The Franklin Underground
THE BLACK BOX Fall Concert Series presents the Franklin Underground!
Born out of infectious grooves and a shared love of soulful performance, The Franklin Underground is a dynamic musical group making a rapid ascent in the Boston music scene. The four-piece band features a unique musical style at the intersection of rock, funk, blues and indie/alternative.
Early in 2018, the group began recording their first EP. Signing with Shiretown Records and working with producer Ken Balon, the group recorded five original tracks including debut single Baboon Congress. Featuring a driving rhythm layered into a funk-inspired groove, the song boasts a powerful energy as it calls for action against the oligarchical powers which corrupt the political system. The band believes in the power of music to spur positive change in our world.
The Franklin Underground has spent the last three years performing at some of Boston's great venues including packed shows at The Hard Rock Cafe and The Middle East.
Lifelong friends Eric Palmer (bass) and Aksel Solberg (guitarist/vocalist) have played music together for most of their lives. In the spring of 2016, a serendipitous meeting at a Boston dive bar connected them to James Fullerton (keyboard/organs) who had just moved back to Boston following his studies in New Orleans. In search of a top notch drummer, Eric turned to his network and discovered fellow Attleboro High graduate Kyle Brousseau. Since then, the foursome has developed a tight chemistry that enhances the experience of their energetic and upbeat music.
While the musical backgrounds of the group are diverse (covering a range including jazz, rock, blues, funk, jam band and alternative), the band’s sound is tied together by a focus on three primary elements: catchy songs, quality musicianship and positive energy.