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Little Freddie King|
Profile by "Wacko" Wade Wright
Little Freddie King creates raw urban blues with a gritty spirit that is the authentic thing. He was born in McComb, Mississippi and is the last of the 'great country blues guitar players'. Freddie is a cousin of the late great Lightnin Hopkins and a cultural treasure in the Mississippi and Louisiana region and New Orleans area. The late 1950’s were busy years for Freddie, as he played with likes of Polka Dot Slim, Guitar Grady, Guitar Ray, Snooks Eaglin, Billy Tate, Rev.Charles Jacobs, Harmonica Williams, Boogie Bill Webb and Eddie Lang. He toured Europe with Bo Diddley, Texas Alexander and John Lee Hooker in 1976. He is a “featured artist” at the French Quarter Festival and a charter member of the N.O. Jazz & Heritage Festival who has never missed a performance in 33-years. He has performed at the 2002 Montreal Jazz Fest and Ottawa Blues Fest. He is a proud member of the "Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc" a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true Southern musical traditions and giving back to the ROOTS of American music. Lit’ Freddie is a crowd pleaser throughout France, having performed at the Lille Festival and twice at the Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival, theaters in Luxemburg, Briey, Saint-Die, Bouzonville, Lyon and Paris. Recently returned from New York’s famous Terra Blues Club and Blues to Bop held in Lugano, Switzerland.
Little Freddie recorded the first electric blues LP album ('69) in New Orleans, titled "Harmonica Williams with Little Freddie King". His recent recordings on Orleans Records have received high recommendations from established Blues Magazines in the U.S.A. and Europe.
The front porch style "Swamp Boogie" ('96) release received recognition as the best blues album of the year in La.
With his 2000 millennium release "Sing Sang Sung", he has received recognition in Europe and was nominated for the prestigious "Big Easy Award 2001" in the best blues performer category. SSS was picked as one of the top 20 CDs of 2000 by Blues Access and OFFbeat Magazines
Booking info: Contact “Wacko” Wade Wright at (504) 862-2721 or fax (504) 862-1356.
LITTLE FREDDIE KING
617 South Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
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