in this clip – Franko plus the Steenos. Frank Steven Jackson, better known to everyone as, Franko “Washboard Jackson, “passed away peacefully Friday, October 11, 2019 at home with his wife and family. Born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1950, Jackson’s family soon moved to Atlanta, GA where he spent his early childhood. The family moved to Dallas, TX when he was 14 and from there, he moved to the East Wind Community in Missouri as a young adult. At East Wind Jackson discovered his joy: Washboard Music.

Washboard Jackson’s life was rich and deep and never uninteresting. He hitchhiked to New Orleans from the commune to be there for the birth of his sister Cindy’s 1st child. He wound up playing washboard with the Bad Oyster Band and played the New Orleans Jazz Festival several times in the mid-seventies. He didn’t go back to the commune. He played the streets of the French Quarter, busking with musicians from all over the world.