|Frank Carillo is the epitome of the "musician's musician."
Throughout his career, his craftsmanship as a gifted world-class guitar player, electrifying stage performances, memorable prolific songwriting and his warm and affable persona have allowed him to make an indelible mark on the international music scene.
"I started writing ‘Eastern Time’ on an instrument from Spain called a laud. It has a shape similar to a mandolin, but much bigger and it has 12 strings. I picked it up in Barcelona when I was on the road with John Hammond."
"Augie Meyers and I found it in a small shop off some side street. I’ve always been inspired by new and different instruments. It seems like they have new songs built into them."
"Anyway, the lyrics came after a trip to Thailand and Hong Kong that my wife and I took. It has kind of an old 1940s mystery movie theme. There are shady characters (I love shady characters - from a distance), exotic locales and a bit of humor."
"There are some bits of reality, too, like the Quan Yin. It was given to us in Hong Kong, but we didn’t have to smuggle it into the States! This was written mostly in Arizona. Go figure."