It’s been quite a year for Sydney-based blues artist Frank Sultana. Beginning with his win at the International Blues Challenge finals in Memphis in the solo/duo category, to acclaimed appearances at Port Fairy Folk Festival and his upcoming shows at Bluesfest Byron Bay and Bluesfest Melbourne, the world is finally catching on to Frank’s brand of authentic blues guitar tones and character-filled, heartfelt vocals.
Since his first release, ‘Blues From the Lost Motel’ in 2011, he now has seven albums and four EPs under his belt, with hundreds of performances a year to add to the impressive resume. If you’re itchin’ to learn more about his music, one of the finest examples of Frank Sultana’s talent is his 2020 album, Live at The Way Out West Music Club with much-loved Melbourne-based rhythm section Blues Roulette. Next up is The Ghosts of Sun, a 12 track album he recorded at the famous Sun Studios at the end of his triumphant trip to Memphis this year.
Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with blues crusader Frank Sultana over a zoom call to chat about his year, career, gear and his upcoming Bluesfest performances.
The Ghosts of Sun album is currently available in CD form only. Email Frank if you’re interested in purchasing a copy firstname.lastname@example.org . It will be available digitally in the coming weeks