Frank Cosentino bleeds the blues. Music, particularly the guitar, has been a central part of his life since the age of five. Frank was taken to a Jimi Hendrix concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1969 at the extremely young age of seven. Without realizing it at the time, it was a pivotal moment in Frank’s life, influencing and transforming his approach to the guitar and his own future music career.
Fifty-two years later and with a collection of over 60 guitars, one is never far from his reach. Frank is a recent inductee into the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame and is also a teacher and educator. He has toured extensively, performing or sharing stages with James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Fathead, Downchild and Sue Foley to name a few. In 1989 he formed The Frank Cosentino Band and the band still going strong 32 years later.