19 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.
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.
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