"I got back into it three or four years ago," he said, "playing a little bit here and a little bit there, mostly with Blackhorse. (Yes, they're still around!) And then I started sitting in with some of the best around, like Rusty Burns, Donnie Pendleton."
Pendleton is up for Guitarist of the Year in the LA Music Awards.
Frank says he placed second in a field of 80 nominated bassists in the recent East Texas Music Awards.
"There's always next year," he said with a laugh.
"I guess I made a splash over the last couple of years," he continued. "I'm just blessed! It's an overwhelming feeling, you know. As far as I'm concerned I won regardless, just being nominated for something like this. It's an amazing thing."
At 61, Frank plans to play as long as his health allows.
"It gives me something to do, and I'm really enjoying it," he said. "I'm blessed I can still do something I have a passion for. It's all I had left, really. I just put my cane down and stand up there and play like it doesn't hurt."
Rock on, Frank!