“Tampa Bay’s most seasoned and professional original singer/songwriter.” – MusicTampaBay.com
Indie recording artist singer/songwriter, Fremont John, was voted #1 original artist in Tampa Bay in a 2014 online artist’s poll. His song, “The Eagle”, from his most recent CD, “Contrarian”, made Runner-Up in the 2015 Song of the Year international songwriting contest against thousands of entries from around the globe. His CD, “Contrarian” made it to the coveted pre-nom list for the 2014 Grammys from which the Grammy nominees come. In addition to songwriting, arranging, recording, this very busy musician and his signature blue Taylor guitar have logged over 4,000 live performances since 2000. He has performed at most venues in Key West, where he is a former resident And, he has played many venues along Florida’s gulf coast on up to Michigan and points in between to include Atlanta, Louisville, Cleveland, Grand Rapids and Chicago in the pubs and clubs, craft breweries, festivals, house concerts, casinos, performing arts centers and, theaters.
People hearing Fremont John just know by his polished sound that he has played with the greats. Vocally, they hear Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, John Fogerty or Rob Thomas. His guitar sound is as pleasing and readily identifiable as that of Carlos Santana and is often compared to the great Latin guitarist. Once you’ve heard Fremont’s guitar you don’t have to see him to know it’s him playing. His sound and style stand out in a very crowded field of guitarists.
A career-long independent artist, Fremont John has had the privilege and honor to record and perform with members of bands for the artists Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, The Band, Heart, Pat Benatar, Cold Play, the Stones, Uptown Horns and many more. He has also shared the stage with Grammy songwriters like Tia Sillers, (There’s Your Trouble & I Hope You Dance), Chuck Cannon (How Do You Like Me Now) and Mark Selby (Blue On Black) to name a few.
Additional points of interest for Fremont John include:
• Hit #5 Indie Artist - USA 2015 and 2014 as charted by ReverbNation. Other RN rankings include:
• #1 Indie Artist, Tampa Bay market, 2011 to present
• #1 Indie Artist, Grand Rapids, MI market, 2014
• #2 Jazz Artist, Tampa Bay, for all of 2009 & 2010, only behind Chick Corea
• #1 Americana Artist, Tampa Bay, 2008
• 3 CDs of music currently airing on Pandora Radio,
• Interviewed by Patrick McCarty on nationally syndicated radio show, 27MM weekly listeners,