Thursday 19 October 2017

James Fredholm - The poet uncaged

James Fredholm

Date - 13th October 2017
Venue - Slaughtered Lamb, London, UK
New poetry publication - Uncaged (2017)
Current Single - Oars (2017)

Future performance
25/10/2017 - LEEDS, PACKHORSE

Born and raised in Austin Texas, James Fredholm first discovered his passion for music through the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Johnson.  His inspiration has been drawn from his complicated life, coloured by the cultures of Texas, London and Zurich – not forgetting his time in the army and above all experiences of love.

Growing up in vibrant music scene of Austin, Texas in the 1970’s was a defining moment for me. I got my first guitar at 14 and couldn’t put it down, it just felt right, it was in my blood. Through those years I was a regular at the music clubs, so many known and unknown talents to absorb, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Christopher Cross and the whole alternative rock and country scenes. I was playing in an acoustic trio and we made a little bit of a name for ourselves writing and recording jingles for local businesses. It was always a passion, despite my fears and insecurities’’.
His music is best described as emotional and arrestingly honest, from the heart. He brings a unique perspective, which together with his 1968 J50 Gibson acoustic guitar and harmonica delivers an intimate, edgy sweetness that gets easily under the skin.

Fredholm describes himself as a poet first, then musician, many songs of the forthcoming album ‘Love Is The Answer’ taking their first steps in his book of poetry ‘Uncaged’.

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