Freedrik

Freedrik

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandWorldBlues

Freedrik- a world infused blues experience. Take elements of flamenco, jazz, and rumba into a high energy array of world rhythms then rub it down with the salt of the blues.

Biography

Eric Fridrich - Bio

From the train tunnels of Chicago to the orchestra hall of Seattle, Eric Fridrich has shared his music with audiences of all kinds. Foremost a songwriter, Eric draws his sound from his imagination and emotions, adapting all of his worldly influences. His sound spans multiple genres, including Latin, jazz, blues, African, orchestra, flamenco, dance, and even flirting with rock and pop. These variations of styles, influences and improvisation allow Eric to pulse across genres and sounds freely while still tying them neatly together into his music. Known as a multi instrumentalist, he’s normally seen fretting his guitar with a unique cross-style technique, incorporating his powerful and dynamic voice and breathy saxophone-like harmonica melodies. Eric always plays with the urgency of the now, sometimes even writing entire songs on the spot, “a song is like a canvas that you can paint 'anew every time you perform it" he says. Eric is currently involved in theatre performances all around the country, released a solo album, Solitudes, in August 2009, and is looking forward to working with renowned producer Jim Brock (Joan Baez, Victor Wooten) for a release in 2012. CONTACT

Career Highlights:

* Grammy award/rock n roll hall of Famer Garth Hudson from 'The Band' guested with Fridrich 2011
* performed with Steve Kindler (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
* Guested at Benaroya Hall 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
* #1 on blues charts on Reverbnation for 6 weeks straight
* Played with Garth Hudson at Sundance Film Festival January 2010
* Channel 5 Exclusive Interview - 2007
* Seattle Weekly “Best New Artist of the Year – 2006” (Nominated)
* Live Radio Performances & Interviews: KBCS, KING, KPND, KZOK, KLAY and many others
* #1 on the world charts twice on numberone music
* Played with and interviewed Wayne Henderson (Doc Watson/ luthier for Eric Clapton)
* Sat in with Grammy winner Louis Ortega
* Was featured electric guitar solo and vocalist with Jazz legend Overton Berry 2009, 2010, 2011
* played with Tony Coleman (BB King) 2009
* Performed with award winning Jazz/Classical guitarist Leon Atkinson 2009
* backing guitar for Alex kajumulo of Tanzania
* African Soukous Guitar master Huit Kilo (Wawali Bonane, Janet Jackson) guested with Fridrich 2009
* performed with award winning Flamenco artist Andre Feriante 2008-2011

Musical Affiliations:

* Fridrich and the Free - Leif Totusek, Ricardo Guity, Steve Kim, Eric Fridrich
* Eric Fridrich Trio – Eric Fridrich, Steve Kim & Johnny Conga
* Timebomb Taxi – Eric Fridrich, Nate Lerohl, Chris & Matt Radostitz, Chris Denman
* Troupe DeVille – Andre Feriante, Eric Fridrich & Steve Thoreson
* Fridrich and the Something – with Ricardo Guity, Evan Flory-Barnes, Steve Kim
* Session Work (Guitar, Harmonica, vocals) – Vertigo Studios, khaos studios, Elliot Bay Recording
* Co-Founder/ executive director of Savor the Sound … a youth music education non-profit based in Seattle
* Creator, Music is Life Workshop
* Chaos studios
* Elliot Bay studios
* Vertigo studios
* Shoreline Community college music engineering dept.

Set List

Varies upon the energy of the venue