Sawyer Fredericks and Band Take 'Hide Your Ghost' On The Road This Summer and Fall

Sawyer Fredericks and Band Take 'Hide Your Ghost' On The Road This Summer and Fall

Sawyer Fredericks and his band are heading out on tour this summer in support of his latest album, Hide Your Ghost. The highly-anticipated sophomore album sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Fredericks'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. The album was largely recorded to analog tape, with an old-school approach to production, in the unparalleled acoustics of the cathedral hall of the converted 1896 St. John's Church, now home to Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY.

The 11 songs tell intense stories of personal, domestic, and social conflict, both timely and timeless, fearlessly embodying both the ugliness and beauty of being human. The full-length album of all original work is artistically and skillfully written, arranged, and produced by then 18-year-old Fredericks. From the deeply introspective "Should've Known Better", a rhythm driven requiem on regret and painful choices, to the powerfully poetic title track addressing the very current burdens we face; "Hide Your Ghost" reveals Frederick's gift for empathy, and brutal honesty, carrying forward one legacy of folk music: storytelling that holds a mirror to ourselves and our society, with a wisdom that is beyond his years.

With his traveling and touring, Sawyer is able to share his story through his music and words. He is no stranger to being on stage and has been doing so since an early age. The New York State native cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues such as Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End. Scouted by casting directors, the 15-year-old Americana songwriter with enlightened and reflective lyrics seemed an unlikely match for reality TV, but quickly captivated broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice, demonstrating a seismic shift beyond the mainstream for reality TV, as the public seeks broader genres and original, authentic artists.

"Hide Your Ghost is an album that I feel truly represents who I am as an artist and I'm excited to be sharing these new songs while touring with my band, the same musicians that helped bring those songs to life in the studio," remarks Sawyer.

Sawyer has released two videos for singles off 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.

This Summer, Fredericks and band will embark on an extensive tour throughout the US and Canada in support of Hide Your Ghost. For the full tour schedule, please visit: ww.sawyerfredericks.com/p/tour.

To request music, an interview or guest list spot, please contact:

Alicia Lees, alicia@septembergurl.com

Patrice Fehlen, patrice@septembergurl.com

SUMMER 2018 TOUR DATES:

July 26-Rialto Theatre, Akron, OH

July 27- Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH

July 29- Farm Block, Allouez, MI

August 1- City Winery, Chicago, IL

August 4- Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN

August 6- Park Theater, Winnipeg, CAN

August 8- Fort Calgary, CAN

August 10- Firefly Lounge, Bellingham, WA

August 11-Crocodile, Seattle, WA

August 12- Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR

August 14-Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA

August 16- 39 North Marketplace, Sparks, NV

August 18-Center for the Arts @ Elk's Lodge, Grass Valley, CA*

August 20-Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*

August 21- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ*

August 24-Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO

August 25-The Artery, Ft. Collins, CO

August 26- Soiled Dove, Denver, CO*

August 28-The Slowdown, Omaha, NE

August 29-Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO

August 30-Cosmic Charlie's, Lexington, KY

August 31- Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

September 1-Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY

October 16- The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

October 17- Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine, FL

October 19-The Attic, Tampa, FL

October 22- City Winery, Washington DC*

October 24- The Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA*

October 25-Gramercy Theatre, NY*

October 26- Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Port Washington, NY*

October 27- The Stone Church, Brattleboro, VT*

October 28-Swyer Theatre at The Egg, Albany, NY*

November 1- Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA*

November 2-Infinity Hall Hartford, Hartford, CT*

November 3- Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME*

November 4-I Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT*


*Co-bill with Parsonfields



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