Watch Lyric Video For TESLA Guitarist FRANK HANNON's Cover Of THE CHURCH's 'Under The Milky Way'

January 26, 2018

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon is in the process of releasing "From One Place… To Another", a series of albums comprised of cover songs. The first of three albums to be issued in 2018, "From One Place… To Another Vol. 1", has just been made available. The disc features special guest appearances by Paul Jackson (BLACKBERRY SMOKE),Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts of the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND),Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (sons of Ricky Nelson),Roger Fisher (original HEART guitarist) and many others.

"The songs that I contributed to TESLA, 'What You Give', 'Gettin' Better' and 'Love Song', have always had an acoustic, country or bluesy vibe to them," says Hannon. "I love to sing and my father-in-law Dickey Betts encouraged me to step up to the microphone with guitar in hand. He sang many hits in the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and 'Blue Sky' is one of my all-time favorites."

You can check out the lyric video for Hannon's version of THE CHURCH hit "Under The Milky Way" below.

"I recorded the majority of the songs while on tour with TESLA in dressing rooms, hotels, buses and even bathrooms using a handheld recorder," continues Hannon. "I also went to friends' houses to capture performances and traded files over the Internet, bringing home the digital files to mix and embellish in my studio."

Frank will be on the road performing solo in the first half of 2018.

"I started this project a few years ago and it has evolved substantially with the help of my friends," declares Hannon. "What started as learning a few songs to sing turned into multiple albums of cover songs, tributes and collaborations with many inspirational artists."

Everyone from Lukas Nelson to THE CHURCH to JJ Cale are covered on "Volume 1", with an expansive scope of genres to be covered in the coming releases.

"Each song and album are very different from one another, as are my musical tastes," admits Frank. "From 'Blue Sky' to the most current song on the release, 'Sunrise In Texas', the music and even my voice go 'From One Place... To Another'. Needless to say, that album title has many meanings for me."

"From One Place… To Another Vol. 1" track listing:

01. Blue Sky feat. Duane Betts (Dickey Betts / ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
02. Call Me The Breeze feat. Paul Jackson of BLACKBERRY SMOKE (JJ Cale, made famous by LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
03. Under The Milky Way feat. Duane Betts (THE CHURCH)
04. Jim Dandy To the Rescue feat. Tommy Curiale & Alyson Kimball of JOHNNY WINTERS BAND
(Lincoln Chase, made famous by Laverne Baker & BLACK OAK ARKANSAS)
05. You're My Best Friend (John Deacon made famous by QUEEN)
06. Garden Party feat. Matthew & Gunnar Nelson (Rick Nelson)
07. SunRise In Texas (BLACKBERRY SMOKE, Michael Tolcher)
08. I Hear Ya Knockin' (Dave Bartholomew)
09. Joy To The World feat. Ron Keel (Hoyt Axton)
10. Four Letter Word (Lukas Nelson)

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