Strangers & Friends
- Artist: Freddie Long
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/13/2007
The Freddie Long Band's award-winning debut album. Winner of Indie-Music.com's Top 25 Releases and Top 25 MP3s of 2007 awards, nominated a 2007 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie), and song 'Stranger' given Honorable Mention in 25th Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest. 'The Freddie Long Band debut album Strangers And Friends is an upbeat collection of songs meant to lift spirits and smiles. With poppy guitar riffs, steady back-beats, catchy lyrics, and captivating harmonies you'll find yourself tapping your feet and singing along before you realize you're doing it. With Strangers And Friends, The Freddie Long Band is starting down a sunny road paved with talent, devotion, and a sense of how to make music both fun and meaningful. I hope that this road is a long one...' -Nathan Olson, Indie-Music.com --- MORE ABOUT THE FREDDIE LONG BAND *Music featured in Golden Tee 2010 arcade game *Winner of Indie-Music.com's Top 25 Releases and Top 25 MP3s of 2007 awards *Nominated for three 2007 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies) *Song 'Stranger' given Honorable Mention in 25th Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest Has Shared Stages With: - Jo Dee Messina - Edwin McCain - Blue Oyster Cult - Orleans - Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Scott Ambush (of Grammy-nominated Spyro Gyra) - And many more What People Are Saying 'The Freddie Long Band, for being together a mere two years, has stumbled upon something really good. It's obvious the four mesh well and thus have produced a tight and smooth-sounding album. There's a wonderful flow to the music that you can't help being swept into. You'll listen to the songs and, if like me, you'll find yourself smiling and hanging on every word as they trigger a past, or even present memory. I could break down each track individually and tell you why I like it, but it's not all about me, is it? Music is unique to the one who is listening to it, and we all hear and feel different things. My best recommendation is that you pick up Strangers and Friends and immerse yourself in it. You'll be happy you did.' -Robin Ward, Chesapeake Music Guide 'Frederick, Maryland's The Freddie Long Band has been called a 't-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul, and honesty.' They do wear the heck out of some denim and vintage concert shirts. They also sing/strum/blow the heck out of slick, classic rock-sounding numbers like the surprisingly upbeat 'Shotgun with the Devil' and the hooky, driving, 'That's The Way.' To make originals sound like time-tested singles is no easy task.' -Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC 'Every inch a rock and roll band with strong vocals.' -Susie Mudd, Music Monthly Magazine 'After 20 years of radio, I've heard and seen new, young musicians and bands popping up from the 4 corners. It has been a long time since I was as excited about a sound and talent as I am about Freddie Long. A star in the making.' -Cougar Michaels, Legendary Radio Personality & Morning DJ for 106.9 The Eagle, Hagerstown, MD 'Good hooks, good vocals, good players' -Indie-Music.com '(The) FLB, with it's poppy and smooth, perhaps even radio-friendly sound, is establishing a base...' -Dickson Mercer, The Frederick News Post, Frederick, MD '...A very dedicated and talented musician. Freddie is well on his way to a great career." -Marcos Martinez, Area Marketing Manager, Borders Books and Music "He is a songwriter extraordinaire and I hate him for it because he's so darn young and so darn good at it. His voice reminds me of those blues singers who even at young ages can stir up emotion with a wide vocal range. Freddie's moving on to a great career, I can tell you that right now." -Dan Stevens, Morning DJ, Key 103.1 FM, Frederick, MD "...A talented young man." -Dr. Gene Foley, Foley Entertainment "His frequent smiles and easy laugh don't completely mask the determination in his steady blue eyes; this is a serious young man." -Harry Long (unrelated), Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, PA.
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