Carey Frank, Tedeschi Trucks Band / Social Distortion / Michael Buble / Vanessa Amorosi

Carey Frank keyboard player

Carey Frank is a Los Angeles based keyboard player who, with his Hammond organ in tow, plays with a range of amazing acts from Tedeschi Trucks Band through to Social Distortion and some fun times with Dr Lonnie Smith, Michael Bublé and Bruce Springsteen to name just three others. Carey also teaches and we cover all of that and more in this interview.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Starting piano at age 3

Recording the Keep Smiling album for a Master’s Degree

Meeting Dr Lonnie Smith

Buying a B3 and a van

Working at Disney with Mo’Rocking band (Carey not in this video)

Influences of family and Klezmer music

Don Cornell

Carey, Social Distortion and Springsteen

Working with Vanessa Amorosi and Orianthi (watch them live)

Working with Tedeschi Trucks Band

Carey in action with Tedeschi Trucks Band

Playing with Mike Garson

Working on Michael Buble’s NBC Christmas special

Carey’s go-to keyboards

Rumproller Organ Trio – Ex’s and Oh’s

Carey’s three-for-one train wrecks

Carey playing with Scary Pockets

Tag a keyboard player: Mike Garson, Rachel Eckroth

Desert Island Discs:  Graceland – Paul Simon, Tap Step – Chick Corea, Paint the World – Chick Corea, Time Out – Dave Brubeck, Self-Titled – Herbie Hancock Trio, That’s What I Say – John Scofield, Time Is of the Essence – Michael Brecker, Blues for Tony – Allan Holdsworth, Belonging – Keith Jarrett (Don’t forget to check out all our guest’s selections on this page)

Thanks to our supporters for this episode: Brother Paul Brown, Midnight Mastering, Tammy Katchur’s Musical Stew, forums, and Radio Grande  

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