Freewheelin'

Freewheelin'

BandCountry

Hard drivin', contemporary Bluegrass! Three part harmonies and "on fire" instrumentation

Biography

"I'm not usually too fond of bluegrass bands from the North, but you guys seem to have it all. Solid lead and good harmony backed with some very creative instrumentation. Y'all done good."

Tom Henderson, "This is Bluegrass" WMNF Tampa, FL

Reading this statement was one of our proudest moments! To be recognized as a band with that "Bluegrass Sound" is one of the highest compliments we could be given.

Freewheelin' is a hard-working band both on and off stage, but our main goal is to have fun with the audience and leave them entertained with quality music. Heck, we've have been known to get so happy that we start giving away our mechandise from the stage!

Our roots run deep into the genre of Bluegrass with such involvement as Bluegrass DJ, promoting shows, performing with various bands and our banjo player even spent time as the sound and lighting technician for the internationally acclaimed, Lonesome River Band.

Freewheelin' has also developed a chldren's program for festival use. We work with the children in a number of "workshop" settings, teaching them songs and stage techinque. During our last performance at the festival, usually Sunday, we invite the children to join us on stage and help us with our set. It is a real crowd pleaser!

Our influences start with Flatt & Scruggs and continue on up to the Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, and other modern day Bluegrass bands. Freewheelin' also performs original tunes, hot instrumentals and older country tunes ala George Jones and Merle Haggard.

Freewheelin' was a participating act at the 2006 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, named the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) "2006 Event of the Year"

Freewheelin' is a proud member of both IBMA & SPBGMA.

Contact Freewheelin' at 508-336-5183

Discography

Caroline in Carolina, our first single, went to #1 in several European markets and was aired on more than 400 shows and webcasts nationwide. Caroline was featured on "Prime Cuts of Bluegrass", Volume 70.

Freewheelin' "She's In His Dreams" Fishtraks FT77706

Set List

Freewheelin's repertoire ranges from standard to contemporary Bluegrass. Original Bluegrass and older Country tunes are also included. Sets range from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on setting.

Typical Setlist:

I Call Your Name
Southern Skies
Julianne
The Ghost Of Roswell Jones (original)
Carolina Clay (original)
Doin' My Time
Fireball Mail
Why Don't You Tell Me So
The Grand Tour
Shenandoah Valley Breakdown (instrumental)
Thank You Lester, Thank You Earl (original)
She's In His Dreams (original)
Caroline In Carolina
Carolina Sweetheart
Forty Years
My Heart Belong To You
Freewheelin'