John Henry McDonald


"A Guru Named Frank"

Changing the World Six Strings at a Time

"A Guru Named Frank" (full performance)

Filmed Live in Austin, Texas at Strange Brew LoungeSide, this is a one-man show about the life of singer-songwriter John Henry McDonald and a Guru Named Frank. The show features songs from John Henry’s CDs “Sunshine in My Suitcase” and “The Man in the Seersucker Suit”.

A true survivor of many of life’s challenges, John Henry McDonald endeavors to tell his story of survival and hard-earned success by telling audiences about himself and about the man who saved his life. Entitled “A Guru Named Frank,” this one-man show features 16 original songs wrapped around 11 vignettes and a ready encore. The stories and the songs describe his brokenness after the war, and the rite of passage McDonald undertook after meeting his guru, the man that would serve as John Henry’s guide to leading a productive and extremely successful life. “A Guru Named Frank“ is uniquely entertaining, humorous yet poignant, realistic yet creative.


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