Frank Foster Concert State Fair Of Louisiana
November 4 - 7:00 PM
Free Entertainment Stage
Free with gate admission
3701 Hudson Ave
Shreveport, LA 71109-5348
(318) 635-1361 phone
(318) 631-4909 fax
Frank Foster was born and raised in north Louisiana about halfway between Haynesville and Summerfield...little place called Cypress Bottom. I got what we country boys call a good job...working in the gulf of Mexico on an oil rig. I have always been a huge music lover. My old man turned me on to Hank Williams when I was 3 or 4 years old, and the radio has been my best friend ever since.
As I got a little older, I got into all kinds of music. You name it, and I listened to it...and actually learned to love it all. To each his own though and for me it was outlaw country and southern rock.
Uncle Hop, I guess, was the one who turned me on to all that. He had all the Waylon Jennings you could stand, and i could stand a heap. Somewhere, in that time I got a Hank Williams jr. album and thats when I really got turned on. I guess you could say I've done my fair share of making him a rich man. He is my biggest influence, no doubt.....but Willie, Waylon, Skynyrd, Steve Earle, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, and so many more have influenced me tremendously.
As far as my personal music goes, I guess it was kind of a surprise to everyone, including me. A guitar fell in my lap during my junior year of college and changed my life. Shortly there after I wrote my first song and have been writing and singing ever since. Luckily, people have liked it enough to give me the confidence to really make a go of it.