The Franklin County Sweethearts began in May 2016, when best friends Lexi Weege, Madeline LaPorte, and Tom LeBeau decided to form a trio. Bringing with them a lifelong love and appreciation for classic country, honky-tonk, country rock, and the harmonies of such groups as the Beatles and the Everly Brothers, the Sweethearts surprise and delight their audience with their selection of material. With the recent addition of AJ "Big Sal" Del Negro on bass and "Doc" Benoit drums, the Franklin County Sweethearts will get you dancing, laughing, singing, swooning, and remembering when.
Musical Influences Include:
The Carter Family, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard, Kitty Wells, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, George Harrison, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jerry Reed, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Linda Ronstadt, Dave Pike, Wayne Hancock, Highway 101, Carl Smith, Carl Perkins, Marty Robbins, Eddy Arnold, Hank Locklin, Emmylou Harris, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Connie Smith, Kay Adams