By Anna Skinner
Travis Frank is no novice when it comes to performing, but usually he has his dad, Kelly, by his side. The Fishers father son-duo went on tour for two years and performed all over the nation, including Tennessee and Florida, and released their Christian rock album “Come Close to Me” in 2013.
Now Kelly is taking a step back to let Travis take the reins on his own pursuit of music.
“Travis picked up guitar around age 11 and got really serious at 13 and started writing his own music at 14,” Kelly Frank said. “I realized he was much better at guitar than I was, so I needed to encourage him to pursue his dream. We started doing more and more of Travis’s songs, so I’m trying to get him launched. He’s doing his own thing every week and I’m trying to be more supportive.”
Throughout March, Travis will be performing solo acoustic gigs at the South of Chicago Pizza restaurants in Noblesville and Fishers. He is also experimenting with electronic dance music in his spare time.
“I’m trying to get a local fan base started,” the 2012 Fishers High School graduate said. “What I like about it is the interaction with the crowd. It’s fun to give people that happiness through music.”
Travis performs a mix of covers from The Beatles to today’s top-40 hits and includes some of his own music as well. Wednesdays he performs at the Noblesville location, 56 South Ninth St., and Thursdays he performs at Fishers, 13578 East 131st St. His gigs last from 6-9 p.m. and are free to attend.