Michael Franks is an American singer and songwriter, considered a leader of the quiet storm movement. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists, such as Patti Austin, Art Garfunkel, Brenda Russell, Claus Ogerman, and David Sanborn. Michael Franks (born Septem) is an American singer and songwriter, considered a leader of the quiet storm movement. Watching the Snow () · The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art Of Love () · Barefoot on the Beach() The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (). Explore releases from Michael Franks at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Michael Franks at the Discogs Marketplace. Michael Franks occupied a uniquely popular niche in the world of soft jazz and pop music in the s; he was one of those crossover artists who defied easy. Michael Franks. likes · 25 talking about this. Singer-Songwriter Michael Franks' official Facebook site. Check out Michael Franks on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon. Sign up for Deezer for free and listen to Michael Franks: discography, top tracks and playlists. Although I was familiar with Michael Franks, I never had any of his albums and discovered this gem in It is already one of my all-time favorite. La Jolla native Michael Franks grew up in Mission Beach and Del Mar. His music career began while he was teaching at UCLA in (Courtesy.