Russ Franzen Great Lakes History in Song


  Russ Franzen is a songwriter and balladeer who performs original songs about the history of Lake Boats, Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, and life along the Great Lakes.



  Welcome to Summer! I had a request for a recording of one of my new songs, Gill Net Annie. It's the story of Annie Tessier Trotter who, in 1912, had to help her father in his very small commercial fishing business on Lake Huron. She became a legend on the Lakes. Right now, all I have is a field recording made of the song. It is on the Songs page.