Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tesla guitarist on Good Day Sacramento

Telsa guitarist Frank Hannon stopped by CW31’s “Good Day Sacramento” on Monday for an interview and performance.

Hannon was on the show to promote his New Year’s Eve gig in town, a benefit for the “Wounded Warriots" project; Frank also plugged an all-ages New Year’s Day show.

Hannon recently released a solo album, “Gypsy Highyway,” an acoustic collection of songs that Frank describes as “very close to my heart.”

“Sort of like autobiographical stories that I wrote and sang completely on my own with acoustic guitar. The title track "Gypsy Highway" is my story of leaving on the road and flying out of Tusla ,Oklahoma last month from Rocklahoma. I mention Willie Nelson in the song because it seems that "On The Road Again" always echoes thru my head when I leave home,” said Hannon.

“As a kid, I loved some of the artist my Mom was into like Kris Kristofferson, Wille Nelson, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash was my first concert ever. The "storytelling" style of songwriting has always been fascinating to me, like the song "Me and Bobby McGee" for example. Singing is a whole other world for me and it took me a long time to find my voice as a lead singer and feel comfortable exposing my soul that way."

Gypsy Highway - Frank Hannon Gypsy Highway - Frank Hannon

Frank Hannon – interview / Morning Song
CW31 Sacramento – Good Day Sacramento - December 27, 2010

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