Em: What do you create first, tune or lyrics?
Frank: It's different every time - in a way, I'm just collecting snippets of ideas and trying to build them into songs.
Em: What is your dream place to perform?
Frank: I don't think place matters that much. I'd like to play with people I love in front of an audience that cares. I actually get to do that most days.
Em: Who or what inspires you to write music?
Frank: Mostly other music. I try hard to listen omnivorously and voraciously, and I pretty much always find something to be inspired by. There's considerably more than a lifetime of other music out there.
Em: If you could travel back in time and see any band or singer perform, who would they be?
Frank: I'd love to have seen Townes Van Zandt, or maybe the Bad Brains, or Nirvana in 1993.
Em: Has the first song you ever wrote been published?
Frank: Haha no.
Em: If you could sing a duet with any singer (dead or alive), who would it be?
Frank: I've enjoyed signing songs with my buddy Jon Snodgrass in my time, and indeed with Esme Patterson. Maybe the late great Merle Haggard actually. Sad to see him go recently.
Em: Do you have anything lucky you take with you to every show? Or something you do before every show?
Frank: There's a bunch of technical stuff we do before shows, and then me and my band and crew usually high-five each other before we play. I collect St Christopher medals, so I usually have a few of those around.
Em: At what age did you realise or decide that you wanted to do music professionally?
Frank: First time I ever really heard rock'n'roll. I was 10.
Em: If you could give any advice to a young musician, what would it be?
Frank: Give it everything you've got, and be your own harshest critic.
Em: Do you have anything else you’d like to say to my readers?
Thanks very much to Frank for doing this interview - you can find more about him, including upcoming tour dates on his website (here) or follow him on Twitter (here).