Fred McKinney

Fred McKinney

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Fred McKinney performs his original folk-country music and accompanies himself on acoustic guitar using both fingerstyle and flatpicking, in a number of different styles from folk and country ballads to up-tempo story-songs, mixing humorous and serious subjects.

Biography

Fred McKinney spent 34 years as a tool and diemaker, writing stories and novels in his spare time (largely unpublished) and playing guitar and singing as a hobby. During the summer of 2005 he started writing songs and has written over 50 to date. His influences range from Mark Knopfler to Emmy Lou Harris to Tom Russell to John Hiatt to Gillian Welch. He can write a song about his cat or a day at the beach or the closing of a steel mill, but he writes mostly about relationships, both good and bad, failed and successful. He sings of people he's known and people he'd like to know, with feeling and emotion.

Discography

Fred just finished recording 7 songs for a CD to be released soon.

Set List

Typical Set: SIMPLE JOY, MITZY MINE, THE RIVER, ALL SHE EVER WANTED WAS TO SING, MIDNITE TRAIN, LAY DOWN WITH ME, WILL HAWK, I STILL THINK ABOUT YOU, BLONDE IN A BLACK TRANS AM, TAKE LIFE EASY, LONG HAUL DRIVER, ABOUT SUNDOWN. Fred can do up to two sets of 60 minutes each.