“South Side” is a tribute to Frank’s hometown hood of South Sacramento, CA, and an homage to the very first band of musicians he played and learned music with as a 12 year old kid in the 70’s.
The Heavy Metal Hippie
Raised on the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, and others from the San Francisco era as a child, he then developed his love for hard rock throughout high school in the 80’s.
“What I love about music is you can always learn something new…especially from the roots of old music…this is the 35th year of my career and musically it is the best time of my life!”
~ Frank Hannon
Founding member and lead guitarist of the band TESLA. Frank is an accomplished singer-songwriter and producer. Having a passion for all genres of music, he has recorded several solo albums including “Guitarz From Marz“, “Gypsy Highway“, “Six-String Soldiers“, “World Peace“ and his latest two volume cover series “From one place…to Another!“. Frank is also passionate horses, spending time off stage with his wife in the competitive sport of Horse Cutting.
Playing Electric and Acoustic guitar, Piano, B3 organ, Bass and just about any instrument he can get in his hands, Frank loves to experiment with Blues, Country, Folk and Jamming improvising styles beyond what he is most famous for in the “Rock” genre.