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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Freddie Stevenson

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Freddie Stevenson - October 2007 Biography Freddie is Scottish. He writes and sings songs. He rocks out with his band. That really is his hair. You should really spend some time with him. Growing up in a windy corner of Scotland, Freddie figured out that playing guitar was a lot more interesting than medieval history or geography. He yearned to be in a band. Early attempts at school provided the forbidden taste he needed having moved to London to try and earn some money. Freddie began to develop a unique sound weaving intricate layers of electric, acoustic and twelve string guitars on top his undulating lyrics and melodies, recording a small acoustic EP. He gigged across the UK, which included supporting songstress Dot Allison on a sold out tour, and played a number of extremely well received shows in Los Angeles and New York, where the crowd counted Lucinda Williams, Spooner Oldham and Tommy Stinson amongst their number. Soon it was time to add American drumming legend Brady Blade (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews) to the mix and along with John Perry (The Only Ones), the trio went to record debut album Body On The Line in Stockholm, Sweden and back at home in London before moving to New York to master the record with Ted Jensen (Green Day, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys) at Sterling Sound. The resulting sound has been compared to as diverse a roll call as Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Billy Bragg. The musical arrangement is crammed with glorious layers of guitars topped with the most acute and intriguingly poetic lyrics of a generation. Opinion of Freddie’s songs and lyrics have been ecstatic from early reviews in Uncut; being album of the week in the Daily Record; the band selling out a headlining show at Kings College, London in June 2006 to a crowd that included supermodel Lily Cole and acclaimed actress Rebecca Hall to Mike Scott of the Waterboys opining over Freddie’s “deliciously unpredictable rhymes” and naming single Heart Shaped Stone as one of his Top 10 records in Hot Press. Early 2007 saw Freddie backed up with too many new songs written itching to be recorded so along with Brady Blade, Freddie headed to over to Nashville, Tennessee. There he gathered the cream Nashville had to offer in the form of Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris) on bass and Phil Madeira (Alison Kraus, Solomon Burke,Emmylou Harris) on keyboards. Under the helm of the legendary David Z. (Prince, Etta James, Gram Parsons) and featuring appearances from Hank Williams’ granddaughter Holly to Ray Charles’ horn section, this new CD entitled 'All My Strange Companions' is due for release in April 2007 on Juicy Musical Creations.
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Wednesday March 12, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Wave 408 E 6th St

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