June 12, 2003: I was sitting at a picnic table in Saratoga Springs, strumming my guitar and "singing." (I use quotes because I didn't know how to sing at the time). I was terrified and could barely keep
James Frederick really pulls at your heartstrings with a six string on his debut album, Stepping Outside. Released at the beginning of this year, Stepping Outside is the epitome of indie folk rock and the contemporary singer/songwriter. Inspired by thoughtful and emotional contemporary songwriters, Connor Oberst, the Decemberists, and Ryan Adams, James tells it like it is with poetic sincerity. James's style has been compared to the Eagles, the Band, Johhny Cash, and Bob Dylan. James Frederick, with his band, the Foxmen have shared the stage with the likes of the North and South Dakotas, the High Peaks Band, and Party Boat and have been featured on 97.7's Live at EXT, Crumbs Cafe, and Capital Underground. Having played at numerous cafes, bars, festivals, and random street corners, James Frederick has developed into an engaging performer that grabs your attention and holds onto it until you've danced, laughed, cried, and danced again.
"For the First Time" made it on 97.7's top Local 518 songs of 2014!