Songwriting Award! Eye Surgery & More

I was really excited to get this notification!  It happened about 10 days ago but, several things, including surgery on both eyes, put me way behind schedule.  I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to make Runner Up in a contest of thousands of entries from all over the world.  Ah……it feels so good!  Click the link to hear The Eagle

Shows Coming Up Soon!

But first, did you see this with Alicia at The Mitten last Wednesday?

“One Way Out” – Video from 7/22/15

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What’s Been Going Down and What’s Coming Up

Greetings from west Michigan!

Here’s a reminder to check the schedule for summer performances.  I’ve been doing quite a bit in Grand Rapids at places like Flat Landers Barstillery   and, Vitali’s Pizza and Sports Bar.  And, of course, we are back into full swing with our Wednesday night (mostly guitar) duos at The Mitten Bar in Ludington where I host a different guest artist every Wednesday from 7p-10p.  Many other venues make up the complete schedule.

This week’s Mitten guest is Rick Hicks (Ojays, Betty Joplin, DeBarge, Archie Bell & the Drells).
Next week’s Mitten guest is Stephen Plummer, a local Berkeley grad who can really pick.

One day, maybe, I will play only house concerts but that day has not yet arrived.  I will be happy when it comes.  Already, I’ve done a few this summer and there are several more coming up.  There are art gallery shows at Golden Key Gallery and theShagway Arts Barn, very similar to house concerts.  Perhaps, we can schedule a house concert in your home.  These are so cool and people just love them!  For more info visit
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Wow!  It’s almost time for Margi and me to leave Florida for some cooler air, and the beautiful Lake Michigan shore we call home.   We got here in November and the time has just flown by.

Less than 3 weeks remain for us in Florida and then, we will head for Michigan with a stop-over in Corydon, IN (Greater Louisville, KY area).  There are a just a few more shows to do in Florida before we head north.  My last show of this Florida season will be on Sunday, May 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, at
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“Fremont John is Tampa Bay’s most seasoned and professional original singer/songwriter.” –

“Tampa Bay’s most seasoned and professional original singer/songwriter.” –

Indie recording artist singer/songwriter, Fremont John has released 5 CDs on his record label, Aims High Music, His most recent CD, “Contrarian’ was submitted to the 2014 Grammys and made it to the coveted pre-nom list from which the Grammy nominees come. In addition to songwriting, arranging, recording, this very busy musician and his signature blue Taylor 614CE guitar have logged over 3500 live performances since 2000. He performed at most venues in Key West, where he is a former resident He has played many venues along Florida’s gulf coast on up to Michigan and points in between to include Atlanta, Louisville, Cleveland, Grand Rapids and Chicago in the pubs and clubs, craft breweries, festivals, house concerts, casinos, performing arts centers and, theaters.
People hearing Fremont John just know by his polished sound that he has played with the greats. Vocally, they hear Roy Orbison, John Fogerty or Rob Thomas. His guitar sound is as pleasing and readily identifiable as that of Carlos Santana and is offered compared to the great Latin guitarist. Once you’ve heard Fremont’s guitar you don’t have to see him to know it’s him playing.
Having been independent for all of his career, never a side-man, Fremont has had the privilege and honor to record and perform with some of the best of the best to include members of such bands as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, The Band, Heart, Pat Benatar, Cold Play, The Stones, Uptown Horns and many more. He has also shared the stage with Grammy songwriters like Tia Sillers, (There’s Your Trouble & I Hope You Dance), Chuck Cannon (How Do You Like Me Now) and Mark Selby (Blue On Black) to name a few.
Additional points of interest for Fremont John include:
• Voted #1 Singer/Songwriter in 2014 Tampa Bay Artist’s Poll @
* “Contrarian” CD was submitted to 2014 Grammys making it to the pre-nom list
• Climbed to #5 Indie Artist – USA 2015 and 2014 per ReverbNation Chart. Other RN rankings include:
• #1 Indie Artist, Tampa Bay market, 2011 to present
• #1 Indie Artist, Grand Rapids, MI market, 2014
• #2 Jazz Artist, Tampa Bay, for all of 2009 & 2010, only behind Chick Corea
• #1 Americana Artist, Tampa Bay, 2008
• 3 CDs of music currently airing on Pandora Radio,
• Interviewed by Patrick McCarty on nationally syndicated radio show, 27MM weekly listeners, spring, 2014