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



  If you're interested in booking me for a concert or program, I'm booking for 2020, so contact me through the "Contact" page. 

  If you're interested in buying one of my cd's, either go to the "My Music Store" page or email me through the "Contact" page.

  Downloads of my albums and songs are available from "My Music Store" or Amazon, iTunes, and other download sites.





Russ Franzen, Great Lakes Balladeer