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FRANK HANNONlead guitar


Born: October 3, 1966
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Instruments: Electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards and background vocals
Interests: Family, Guitars, Horses & Archery

Frank started playing guitar at the age of 10, after breaking his leg on a dirt bike and playing guitar all summer long in a leg cast. His main influences are 70’s rock guitar players such as Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Ted Nugent, Rick Derringer as well as 60’s artist like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

Growing up in South Sacramento, Frank lived about 1 mile from Brian Wheat and played in a band as a 13 year old guitar wiz doing Hendrix covers before teaming with Brian at 15 yrs old to form “Earthshaker”, their first band that got into the local club scene. Frank and Brian have played together for over 25 years and they currently co-manage TESLA and all their productions. Recording their song demos on a 4 track tape machine, he made the early demos for the band’s first album.

Frank loves many eclectic styles of music including blues, prog jam, funk, jazz, metal and country and tries to incorporate them into his playing. In his free time Frank enjoys time outdoors, spending time with his wife Christy riding horses, cooking dinners and raising their 3 kids.


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