Russ Franzen Great Lakes History in Song


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

Take a look at the video of one of my new songs, "The Hero Sadie Black," about a woman from Toledo, OH who saved lives by serving coffee. Lyrics are on the "Lyrics" page.


Every Saturday, Lee Kitzman and I are playing at the Alpena Farmer's Market, across from the Marina, from 9AM 'til 1:30PM. Stop by for some good music!