Frank Strong makes musical presentations on railroad songs and harmonica instruction. Frank is an artist with the VSA arts of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council and Metro Arts Alliance of Des Moines. Frank was born in Council Bluffs, the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific railroad. Frank began to play guitar and harmonica when he was 18 years old. From his early years he acquired an interest in the historical, cultural and economic effects of railroads on society. Frank enjoys playing a variety of music and is a regular at the downtown Des Moines farmer’s market.