On July 16th Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon released what is quickly being regarded as one of the most impressive unabashed tributes to the importance of the guitar in rock ‘n’ roll music in generations. Six-String Soldiers is a full length disc of 12 solidly written songs backed by the musicianship of legendary guitarists Dickey Betts (Ramblin’ Man), 3-time Grammy Award winner Rick Derringer (Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo), Pat Travers (Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights) and Y&T founder Dave Meniketti. To promote the album Hannon has released a video, recorded live in Albuquerque New Mexico in September, for the song ”Set me Free,” watch it below.
It all started in Albuquerque, New Mexico when Frank Hannon judged a “Guitar Contest” put on by 94 ROCK and discovered the talents of guitarist Mike Araiza. The winner’s prize was jamming onstage with Tesla and little did Mike know that 5 years later he would be collaborating on what would become one of musics most guitar-driven albums in a generation. Mike Araiza and vocalist Jeff Sandoval came to Frank Hannon with some small seeds of song ideas to record in his RedHawk Records studio and the three of them teamed up to write 12 songs of great Rock-N-Roll music! They set out to recruit some of histories top legendary guitarists to join them and create the sound of the Six-String Soldiers.
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