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"Heed Your Calling,
If Not Now When"

Freebo is now sharing his inspirational message through story and song entitled “Heed Your Calling,
If Not Now When”
…filled with harmony, hope, & humor.

New CD - If Not Now When

FREEBO - IF NOT NOW WHEN

Release date - September 4, 2015

Radio Promotion/Interviews
Kari Estrin Mgt/Consulting
PO Box 60232, Nashville, TN 37206
615.262.0883 * This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IF NOT NOW WHEN is the culmination of Freebo’s successful transition from world-renown bass player to world-class songwriter, artist, and producer. The CD is a combination of newly written and recorded songs, interspersed with previously recorded songs, all re-sung, re-mixed, and sometimes re-orchestrated. Freebo’s revealing and poetic lyrics are beautifully supported and emotionally enhanced by the varied styles of music he has played with so many of the legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll, artfully producing his songs by focusing on his acoustic guitar and voice with tastefully augmented instrumentation, including his iconic fretless bass. A rare combination of musical sophistication and lyrical wisdom, IF NOT NOW WHEN is an inspiring, motivational, deeply revealing, and often humorous look into a kind, thoughtful, and artistic soul whose musical imprint has been memorably embedded in the last six decades of American music. [Read More]

Previous CDs - Something to Believe

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"In a cluttered world that seems to thrive on excess, self-promotion, and personal and political agendas, listening to Freebo and his new album is like riding on a cumulus cloud of peaceful awareness. Freebo’s songs are at once uplifting while also serving as mini socio-economic/political history lessons interspersed with beautiful melodic love songs in his own cosmic blend of folk/country/rock/soul ear-pleasing genre-defying music”.
—Walt Falconer, CoolAlbumOfTheDay.com

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Previous CDs - Before the Separation

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Before the Separation

"Before the Separation flows with a compassionate spirit rooted in '60s ideals, but packing a gently urgent relevancy."
—Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer 

"Before the Seperation" is very soulful, introspective, heartfelt, and thoughtful.     
—Bill Thames, Shake Magazine

What the CD reveals is a very good songwriter at work, with thoughtful, articulate lyrics and original melodies, beautifully arranged.
—Arthur Elliot, Sidestream Radio, Brisbane, Australia

Upcoming Events

Feb 3rd  WED.
7 PM Pacific Time
KULAK’S WOODSHED
CONCERT WINDOW WEBCAST
“AN EVENING OF KEYNOTE CONCERTS” with VICKI HANNA LEIN and FREEBO
$5 Concert Window ticket - $10 door
Vicki and I will both be sharing our Keynotes with you through music and message. Join us live at 5230 1/2 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd (1/2 block N. Magnolia) N. Hollywood,
Or ON THE WEB:  https://www.concertwindow.com/7692-freebo

Feb 4th  THUR.
8 PM Pacific Time    
KULAK’S WOODSHED
CONCERT WINDOW WEBCAST
JEFF BERKLEY & FREEBO with MICHAEL JOCHUM
$10 Concert Window Ticket
$10 door
Jeff Berkley, 1/2 of the amazing duo Berkley Hart, is a very talented singer, songwriter, guitar player and a very funny guy. We will be sharing the stage together, supporting one another on each other’s tunes. My good friend MICHAEL JOCHUM will be joining us on drums and percussion to augment the rhythm and allow us to take the music to a place of jamming, while still maintaining the integrity of the songs. This promises to be a very entertaining and compelling show. I borrowed Jeff from BERKLEY HART…happy to have him for a night!
Join us live at 5230 1/2 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd (1/2 block N. Magnolia) N. Hollywood
Or ON THE WEB: https://www.concertwindow.com/7692-freebo

Feb 6th SAT.        
ATASCADERO HOUSE CONCERT    
7:30 PM - $20 Suggested Donation
http://www.musicadelrio.org/    
Res. & Info Fred@musicaDelRio.org   
or  (805) 466-6941  

Feb 11th-14th    
POSI MUSIC FEST., TAMPA, Fl
www.empowerma.com
Always a wonderful time with awesome folks and musicians at The Posis. Once agin, I am honored to be nominated for a Posi, my 7th nomination, this time for “TO THE LIGHT”, one of my favorite songs, co-written with SEVERIN BROWNE.
                      

Feb 17th-21st   
INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE
Kansas City, Mo.
www.folk.org
Nothing like 5 days of showcasing, schmoozing, re-connecting with some of my best musical buddies in Kansas City. There is some truly amazing music made at these conferences, and this will be my 13th. Besides a few of my own showcases, I'll be doing a showcase with BANANA from THE YOUNGBLOODS and HAPPY TRAUM, another with BANANA and the amazing BILL KITCHEN, and a late night closing showcase with the inimitable (whatever that means!) ERIC SCHWARTZ. We’ll tear it up as always, certainly play our co-write “FUNK UP THE FOLK”, he’ll make me laugh, and I'll get to kick some ASS on the bass as well.

Feb 23rd  TUE  
DENVER (MORRISON) HOUSE CONCERT
Cliffhouse Lodge    7:30 PM  
http://cliffhouselodge.net   
additional info: Michael (720) 355-3538

Feb 24th-25th   
COPPER MT, Co. with MOE DIXON
I’ll be joining Moe at his iconic concert series on the slopes of Copper Mountain. He’s a wonderful musician, great entertainer, and a close personal friend..always a blast!
     
Feb 26th   FRI.  
COPPER MT. House Concert with MOE DIXON
Time and place to be determined….stay tuned!

Feb 28th, SUN. 
UNITY VILLAGE
Kansas City, Mo.  SPECIAL MUSIC at 10:30 SERVICE
I’m thrilled to be sharing my music for the service at “The Mother Ship” of Unity Churches
www.unityvillage.org

Feb 28th, SUN. 
UNITY VILLAGE,  KEYNOTE CONCERT!  
1:30 PM      $15
Community Center, Unity Village
After the service and lunch, I’ll be presenting my Keynote at the church:
“Heeding Your Call…If Not Now When”   So looking forward to it!!

Review Paul Zollo

Freebo is more than a beloved musician, he’s an institution. Most famous for the funkified precision and fluid soul of his bass playing for Bonnie Raitt, he’s also a longtime beloved studio cat, a musician’s musician, sought out for his greatness in the studio by everyone from Ringo and Dr. John to CSN, Aaron Neville, Marie Muldaur and the late great Willie DeVille. 

But Freebo is more than one of this town’s best players, as those in the know have known for a long time: he’s also a richly gifted and distinctive songwriter.  Like other famous musicians most often linked in the public’s mind with artists they’ve supported onstage and on recordsers, his own voice as a singer-songwriter hasn’t received the attention it’s been due. But the guy is a seriously good writer, as expressive in his writing as on a bass.

If anyone has written a more poignant song about homelessness than “Where There’s No Place Like Home,” I haven’t heard it yet, but I hope someone tries. Because it’s aiming high, to write a song about a subject so hopeless without being hopelessly maudlin or cliché, so most songwriters don’t even try.  Freebo does it with easy grace, as simple and right as the beautifully understated arrangement..

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