World Renowned Bassist Daniel Friedberg (Freebo)
From His Website “About“:
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From world renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Dr. John, Loudon Wainwright) to award winning singer/songwriter, Freebo’s music touches your heart with songs of life, love, dogs, and the human condition. He is well regarded for his high level of musicality coupled with his thoughtful and powerful use of words in song lyrics as well as in prose and narrative. He has also appeared on the classic TV shows Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, The Tonight Show, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. Here’s what critics are saying about Freebo: ”Freebo is more than one of LA’s best players, he’s also a richly gifted and distinctive songwriter, as expressive in his writing as on a bass” (Paul Zollo, Songwriters On Songwriting) ”Freebo’s intimate and go-down-easy personable vocals tie in light-hearted fare, social commentary and spiritual quest with love-sweet-love, and make it sound seamless.” (Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville) ”Standing Ovation is an astounding song which encompasses a profound view of life, destined to become a classic.” (Russ Paris,Folkworks.org) ”Listening to Freebo is like riding on a cumulus cloud of peaceful awareness, a cosmic blend of folk/country/rock/soul ear-pleasing genre-defying music.” (Walt Falconer, Cool Album Of The Day) ”‘Freebo sounds as if he’s not really singing to you; he’s talking to you. One of the best albums of the year.” (John Shelton Ivany)
From His Wiki:
Freebo (Daniel Friedberg) is a bass and tuba player, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer noted primarily for his work with Bonnie Raitt. He is also a respected session musician who has recorded and performed with Ringo Starr, John Mayall, John Hall, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Willy DeVille, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maria Muldaur, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and many others.
His long collaboration with Raitt began when he attracted Raitt’s attention as a member of Philadelphia’s Edison Electric Band in the 1960s. Freebo was soon in great demand for studio work and touring.
In recent years, he has recorded four solo albums: The End Of The Beginning (1999), Dog People (2002), Before The Separation (2006), and Something to Believe (2011). He’s also a featured artist on the bass guitar instructional website Jamplay.com.
Here Are Some Albums Freebo Released
Smoking blues is a solo record by JamPlay bass instructor Freebo.