Sounds Like: The Decemberists, Led Zeppelin Official, The Klezmatics, Paco De Lucia, Leo Kottke
Bio: My name is Fred Hale.I am a musician ,composer, recording artist, teacher and producer of music.For many years I have devoted countless hours of time to the exploration of writing arranging and performing music.My musical interest vary and include many genres of music .They include styles such as...See Full Bio
“Fred Hale has released a full-length LP that spans multiple genres, each filtered through his own unique style. The album “Diamond in a Haystack,” : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/diamond-in-a-haystack/id576114433 showcases this vision with a selection of tunes that are sure to please. For Hale, the drive and passion for music came early, while living in a trailer home on the banks of the Chena River, deep in the interior of Alaska. Listening to “everything from Ravi Shankar to Led Zeppelin” Hale became a musician-in-training at an early age. The following selection from Hale’s autobiography is taken from the CD’s liner notes: “I began my attempts playing music with percussion. At that time I had no drums, but imagined that the heavy cast-aluminum pots my mother used for cooking sounded very much like Indian tablas. So I proceeded with the creative make-do spirit of a 12-year-old, and pretended that the tablas could be instantly mastered by listening to Indian clas”
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Q: In your song SHE RODE A BLACK PONY, is that a Dolcimer or a ukelele?
A: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and question.She Rode A Black Pony has mandolin and guitar to accompany the vocals. I use a very special Gibson 1926 snakehead mandolin.This mandolin has such a beautiful crisp clear sound that helps to portray an innocent childlike quality that I think is essential for the mood of the song.Thanks again for your question KC. Fred
Asked by The Rose Of Sharon - GOSPEL (ASCAP) (AMG). Answered on Wed Mar 12 2014All Questions