Fred Eaglesmith

biography

42 years on the road.

22 studio albums.

5 different band configurations.

15 band members.

11 buses.

Countless stories.

1 man.

 

Fred Eaglesmith can talk to you about almost anything. Chances are, he’s had that car, tractor, job, relationship, idea, and hat. But throughout his life and experiences there is always one thing that has remained the same: his undeniable gift for writing a song. Aspiring songwriters and performers of all ages call and write Fred with questions on how to have a career like his. And what can he say? Start writing songs when you’re 10 years old. Grow up with poverty, agriculture, religion, and eight siblings. Run away from home. Hop freight trains. Start a business. Loose a business. Struggle to get any gig. Drive to Nashville with no money and pockets full of songs. Get a record deal. Lose a record deal. Win a Juno Award. Break down on the side of the road everyday for days on end. Become a cult hero and amass a following of self-proclaimed “Fred Heads.” Tour relentlessly. Become everyone’s favorite. Becomes nobody’s favorite. Follow your gut. Smarten up. Don’t care what anybody thinks. Be fair. Be loyal no matter what. Keep going. Soften up. Give people a break. Expect nothing. Give everything. Keep going. Allow yourself to be happy. Find out who you are and deal with that. Don’t stay in fancy hotels. Write good songs.

After all these years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe, having his songs covered by some of the biggest names in music, and appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” – the enigmatic, countrified, Rock n’ Roll troubadour, Fred Eaglesmith, is carrying on with musical wife Tif Ginn.

 

Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere.

 

Tif Ginn is a gutsy, amazing singer and a transcendent songwriter who has spent most of her life touring and playing music. Her impressive, sultry vocals and glorious harmonies with Fred, along with her multiple instrument additions to the show will have you in awe. This girl has it all, including Fred.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Nov 26 Fayetteville, AR Roots HQ Listening Room
Jan 24 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Jan 25 Portland, OR The Old Church Concert Hall
Jan 26 Chico, CA Chico Women’s Club
Jan 30 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s Night Club
Jan 31 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Feb 01 Gilroy, CA Barn Concerts
Feb 04 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo Restaurant & Music Club
Feb 07 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Feb 08 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Feb 11 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
Feb 13 Boise, ID The Olympic
Feb 27 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern
Feb 28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Feb 29 Columbus, OH Natalie’s Grandview
Mar 05 Monroe, VA Private Event
Mar 06 Durham, NC Five Oaks Clubhouse
Mar 07 Charlotte, NC Free Range Brewery
Mar 08 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
Mar 11 Macon, GA The Creek Stage at The Rookery
Mar 12 Jacksonville, FL Mudville Music Room at Mudville Grille
Mar 13 St. Augustine, FL Cafe Eleven
Mar 14 Sarasota, FL Blue Rooster
Mar 17 Mobile, AL The Listening Room
Mar 19 Nashville, TN Bluebird Cafe
Mar 21 Baton Rouge, LA Red Dragon Listening Room
Mar 23 Tomball, TX Main Street Crossing
Mar 25 San Antonio, TX Sam’s Burger Joint
Mar 26 Ft. Worth, TX The Post at River East
Mar 27 McKinney, TX Hank’s
Mar 28 Oklahoma City, OK Blue Door
Mar 29 Tulsa, OK Mercury Lounge
Apr 02 Berwyn, IL FItzgerald’s
Apr 03 Ann Arbor, MI Green Wood Coffee House
Jun 19 Billings, MT Pub Station
Jun 20 Bozeman, MT The Filling Station

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