He just premiered a new single, "Flowers For You" with People Magazine last week: https://people.com/music/
Sawyer first came to attention 4 years ago as the winner of The Voice, but it's what he's done since that time that is most interesting. The now 20 year-old's songs blend country, rock, folk, and heavy doses of the blues for a sound that defies labeling.
For some brief background, after winning The Voice and releasing an album that made his label happy, Sawyer released Hide Your Ghost which is true to his voice and vision. He wrote and produced that album which came out in 2018.
He's had a stellar 2019, he's toured extensively throughout the US and recorded new music at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY. The band showcased at Folk Alliance International Festival in Montreal in February, SxSW in Austin in March and both AmericanaFest in Nashville and BMI Island Hopper Festival in September.
You can listen to Hide Your Ghost here: https://open.spotify.com/
Catch Sawyer Fredericks and his band on tour in the following cities:
Wed, November 13 – Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
Thurs, November 14 – City Winery, Nashville, TN
Fri, November 15 – WDVX’s The Big Plate Live from Barley’s, Knoxville, TN
Sun, November 17 – City Winery, Atlanta, GA
Thurs, November 21 – Café Eleven, Saint Augustine Beach, FL
Fri, November 22 – Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
Sat, November 23 – The Attic, Tampa, FL
Sun, November 24 – Heartwood Soundstage, Gainesville, FL
Tues, November 26 – The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Fri, December 6 – Jonathan’s Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Thurs, Dec 12 – My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel, Roslyn, NY
Fri, December 13 – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
Sun, December 15 – Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY
Thurs, December 19 – The Loft at City Winery, Philadelphia, PA
Sat, December 21 – City Vineyard, New York, NY
Sun, December 22 – City Winery, Boston, MA
Thurs, January 16, 2020 – The 9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo, NY
Fri, January 17 – Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
Sun, January 19 – City Winery, Chicago, IL
About Sawyer Fredericks
20 year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever-growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US.
As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.
Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.
In 2018, Sawyer once again went independent, reclaiming full artistic control, creating an album entirely written by Sawyer, self-produced and self-released. The highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.
Sawyer has released three videos from Hide Your Ghost. For the title track, he paired with paper cut animation artist, Andrew Benincasa, who’s powerful interpretation takes the music video format to the level of high art, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3J506oJPV0. For the second single, "Gasoline", the performance video was filmed in the historic Glove Theatre on the same street where Sawyer played his first open mic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIZ5pUOHCn4. “Should’ve Known Better” was filmed on Sawyer’s family farm in Upstate NY. The beauty of the dying crops at the start of winter and the intimacy of filming at Sawyer’s family home made the setting a perfect match for the story in the song, https://youtu.be/Td5HC4JDpQo.
2019 finds Sawyer and his band touring the US and Canada, showcasing at the Folk Alliance Festival in Montreal in February, SxSW in Austin, TX in March and AmericanaFest in Nashville, TN in September. He recently released a new single, “Turning The Shoulder (Live on Windrake Farm)”, and has been in the studio recording new music expected to be released later this year and in 2020.