FRAME came about because Ken and Bonnie had been playing together in the group, Classical Tangent for several years, slipping in shows as a duo here and there. They have performed together in California, Washington State, Oregon, and Massachusetts. Their blended sound combines Ken’s folk-rock expertise and Bonnie’s Celtic and classical background. Their first album, “Consider the Source” plays on themes of each coast, growing up, and meeting in the middle. It was recorded at the Grammy-winning studio “Soundmirror” in Boston. Their newest CD includes the bass playing genius of Larry Wolfe, further develops the bi-coastal theme, and was recorded at the Tanglewood Learning Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Ken Bewick, guitar, vocals
Ken Bewick is a guitarist, recording artist, and songwriter based in Santa Cruz, California, writing, playing and performing for more than 25 years.
Along with guitar and vocals, Ken also plays trumpet, bass, drums and percussion and his interest in music spans all genres and eras. He has played and performed on his own, most recently producing 3 CDs as “Bottle of Sound” and as support for many artists, including T-Bone Burnett, Cowboy Junkies, Seals and Crofts, Sam Phillips, Hot Tuna, and Leon Russell. He has scored and produced music for live dance ensemble, film, and commercial audio projects. He is married to the beautiful and talented Cynthia Strauss Bewick, and their daughter, Elena, plays violin!
Ken firmly believes that creating good food is nearly as much fun as making good music, so he can often be found in his kitchen, tossing ingredients around with merry abandon. Ken has learned from some top-notch chefs and is a culinary force to be reckoned with. Bonnie is no slouch in the kitchen herself and their favorite way to decompress after playing is to cook together.
Bonnie Bewick, fiddle
Bonnie Bewick, a member of the of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1987 is an active performer and teacher and has been playing Celtic and folk fiddle for the last 15 years. She has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops numerous times in both classical and crossover settings. A member of the group “Childsplay” she also founded the world music group “Classical Tangent” with Ken and several Boston Symphony members. The crossover to folk music provides balance and a creative outlet, and playing with her brother is a dream come true. Bonnie can be found on several tracks of Ken’s recent “Bottle of Sound” CD, which gave them a hint of how much fun the duo could be. Bonnie is married to the wise and rock-solid Michael Brown and their sons, Andrew and Kevin, play guitar and violin!
Larry Wolfe, bass
Lawrence Wolfe joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra bass section in 1970, becoming the orchestra’s youngest member at that time; he was named assistant principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal bass of the Boston Pops Orchestra during the 1981‑82 season. A graduate of New England Conservatory, Mr. Wolfe studied double bass with William Curtis, Leslie Martin, and Gary Karr. He is now a faculty member at Boston University, New England Conservatory, and the Boston Conservatory. Represented on Titanic Records by his album, Lawrence Wolfe, Double Bass, Mr. Wolfe has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall, NEC’s Jordan Hall, Kilbourne Hall in Rochester, and Symphony Hall, where he has been a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
As a composer, Mr. Wolfe has numerous popular songs and three musicals to his credit. Ronald Feldman conducted the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in the premiere of his overture, Freefall, and John Williams conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra in the premiere of his trumpet concerto with Timothy Morrison as soloist. Prophecy and Joy, a celebratory piece for chorus and orchestra to words by Walt Whitman, was commissioned by the Masterworks Chorale for their fiftieth‑anniversary concert at Symphony Hall. Larry joined Bonnie and Ken in 2015 and made the group complete!