Jackson Carey Frank (March 2, 1943 - March 3, 1999) was an influential American folk musician. While probably best-known for his song "Blues Run the Game" (covered by Simon and Garfunkel, and later by Counting Crows and Laura Marling), in the mid-60s he spent some time in England playing folk clubs. It was there that he met and dated Sandy Denny (later of Fairport Convention); it being said that he convinced her to give up nursing (then her profession) and concentrate on music full-time. He only recorded one eponymously-titled album in 1965. It has been re-issued many times.
Frank was born in the 1940's, and grew up in Buffalo (New York, United States). Whilst at school he suffered in a terrible accident where a furnace exploded. The fire killed fifteen of his fellow students and burned Frank over more than half his body. It was during his time in the hospital that he was first introduced to playing music, when a teacher, Charlie Castelli, brought in an acoustic guitar to keep Frank occupied during his recovery.
When he was 21 he got an insurance cheque for the accident, and decided to travel across to the UK. Here he would meet Paul Simon and many other folk legends, and would join in with the folk revival scene of the 60's. He only managed to release one full album, but songs have been covered by such artists as Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and even Novi Split.
'Milk And Honey' also recently featured on the soundtrack to Vincent Gallo's 'Brown Bunny'.