Totally ...Someone posted he had a Santana influence...this is very Santana-ish.
Buzzy Feiten, lol.....Maybe a little. However, and I don't know if he would cop to it, but I hear a little Robben Ford in his blues playing. There is a track names "Tardis" on his first solo CD and he totally cops RF on it. Same feel and lines. Clearly has listened to him and assimilated some. I always detect some of that articulation when he is playing bluesy.
Could be coming from some common influence I suppose, but it ain't Santana.....
I saw him with a slightly different line up at a Larry Bright clinic. Everyone was there for Frank though.He is an extremely nice person ... went to see him play at Kumbwa in SC once on an off night. A great band put together by a Dennis Chambers type of drummer name of Larry Bright. (Gary Gringer on bass, Tom Coaster on keys ....)
Since there were only about 5 people in the audience... we got to hang out with Frank on some long breaks ... had a blast talking to him about the biz and guitar playing. Only he gave me a hard time because when he found out I was half Scilian, he started talking to me in Italian and I didn't understand a word he said ... lol
Actually what you hear as effects is actually several layered tracks at once. It gives it a lush beautiful sound. I am with you on this (not to take away from the talent and skill of FG's playing) - you miss the true beauty and essence of the song when the lyrics are omitted.to the op..tasteful playing in that video for sure...but one of the beauties of little wing to me is the juxtaposition between the clean intro/verses/chorus with the really subdued vocals....then the outro comes in dripping with effects. Just comes in and kicks you're ass.
sounds a little to......non dynamic? might be the right term?....for me.
edit: just relistined to the OG track...hhmmm maybe no effects besides maybe a leslie, but it sounds different. The feeling changes-I can't describe it technically
Maybe in a way ...Actually what you hear as effects is actually several layered tracks at once. It gives it a lush beautiful sound. I am with you on this (not to take away from the talent and skill of FG's playing) - you miss the true beauty and essence of the song when the lyrics are omitted.