A tremendous country blues musician who was singing vividly and playing with flair well after the genre's heyday, Franklin "Frank" Hovington
started on ukulele and banjo as a child. He teamed with Willliam Walker
in the late '30s and the '40s playing at house parties and dances in Frederica, DE. Hovington
moved to Washington, D.C., in the late '40s, and backed such groups as Stewart Dixon's Golden Stars and Ernest Ewin's Jubilee Four. He also worked with Billy Stewart
's band. Hovington
moved to Delaware in 1967, and was recorded by Flyright in 1975. His 1975 LP was a masterpiece, and alerted many in the blues community to his abilities.