Updated: Sep 2, 2021
Tuesday August 17th, 2021 with Pat Blythe
Today's poscast is Toronto blues guitarist FRANK COSENTINO. Frank was taken to a Jimi Hendrix concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1969 at the extremely young age of seven. Without realizing it at the time, it was a pivotal moment in Frank’s life, influencing and transforming his approach to the guitar and his own future music career.
Fifty years later and with a collection of over 60 guitars, one is never far from his reach. Frank is a recent inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame (USA) as a Master Blues Artist (Canadian) and is also a teacher and educator. He has toured extensively, performing or has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the world’s greatest musicians in blues and beyond. Legends like The Cowboy Junkies, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healy, Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, guitarist Phil X (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper) … and some of the new blood like guitarists Phillip Sayce, Anthony Gomes and Sue Foley, too name a few.
In 1989 he formed The Frank Cosentino Band and they are still going strong 32 years later.