While Ms. Frame delivers her songs with strong, distinctive vocals that fall somewhere
between Dwight Yoakum’s twang and k.d lang’s soul, one can’t listen to her music without also hearing the influences of people like Merle Haggard or Johnny Cash. She is backed live by her band, the Kickers, a group of talented friends whose raw, acoustic sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver Ms. Frame’s material with distinction. They play regularly around Boston, northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, and are fast becoming a favorite of the area. A prodigious writer, Ms. Frame has just released her first full-length recording, “Sooner,” a collection of ten original songs that feature playing by some of the cream of the crop session players, including Bobby Keyes, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry.