Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Frank Callari and Ryan Adams
Prominent Nashville manager Frank Callari died in Nashville on Friday (Oct. 26). He was 55. Callari, a graduate of the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, first worked as general manager of the Hilton Inn at JFK Airport in New York City. After earning a degree in music technology from New York University, he worked in music for several years before moving to Miami, where he met and eventually managed the Mavericks. He also at various times managed Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams and Junior Brown. He also had worked as senior VP/A&R and artist development for Lost Highway Records. Tentative funeral plans are for Thursday (Nov. 1) at Christ the King church in Nashville. Marshall Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Overbrook School (his son Michael's school) or the American Diabetes Association.