Tesla Guitarist Frank Hannon Appears On Good Day Sacramento
December 27, 2010
Tesla lead-guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the morning TV show Good Day Sacramento to promote his new album ‘Gypsy Highway’. Video footage of Hannon appearing on the show and performing “The Morning Song” can be viewed below.
Regarding ‘Gypsy Highway’ Frank Hannon says, “I’m writing this to let you know that for the past 6 months I have been working diligently in my home studio putting together a brand new album of songs. The album is now available and I am ready to tell you all about it.
The name of the album is “Gypsy Highway” and it is an acoustic collection of songs that are 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 echos thru my head when I leave home.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.
On my new album “Gypsy Highway”, I wrote, sang and played all the instruments and it is definitely an “acoustic” type album, that shares a lot of my roots and life experiences from the heart. On this new album I play acoustic and electric guitars dobro slide, banjo, fretless bass, jembe drums, drums and percussion, flute, cello, piano and organ, lead vocals and background harmonies. I engineered the album while playing as well which could get real tricky at times pushing the “record” button. At a young age I learned to overdub music on a 4 track cassette deck, and so composing all the instruments together on an album actually wasn’t too hard. It’s like putting together puzzle pieces and make it fit to sound as good as you can. Robbie Furiosi also played some guest drums on 3 of the songs.
So after 6 months of this work, “Gypsy Highway” is now DONE!!!”