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Jake Speed & the Freddies

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For the past five years, Jake Speed has hitchhiked down Cincinnati's American folk, bluegrass, and ragtime music highway with his award-winning band, The Freddies. Jake Speed & the Freddies are a four-piece band made out of flat top guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, and upright bass (plus harmonica, kazoo, washboard, and watering can). Their traditional and original songs leap right out of Depression-era freight trains and right into Ohio River steamboats. Their near-vaudeville style stage shows and quick-witted charisma rope in loyal fans of new and old generations alike.

The Freddies' traditionalist approach to the old timey music style has won them the respect of fellow musicians, music lovers, and even hard-nosed critics. CityBeat writer Ezra Waller says, "Jake Speed is a fixture of Cincinnati's traditional Folk scene." Cincinnati Post's Rick Bird says, "Jake Speed has quickly become the Queen City's favorite troubadour." The readers of CityBeat Magazine voted them Best Local Musicians in 2004. The listeners of WNKU FM 89.7 voted The Freddies' second album, Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt, #29 of their Top 89 Albums of 2003. The band is a four-time winner of the Cincin... (+) expand
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flashwitt (level 11) wrote:
<~~doesn't want to EVER dance to M-Bop. (But likes twizzlers a bunch...)

Oh yeah.. Twizzler Song rocks. :)
7 years ago
rainstormy (level 14) wrote:
Wow, you were on A Prairie Home Companion last night! Congrats!
7 years ago
rainstormy (level 14) wrote:
sartan: agreed! Their new one is awesome w/ that crazy mandolin! Love 'em!
7 years ago
sartan (level 35) wrote:
These songs deserve more bump love, just bump them.
7 years ago
rainstormy (level 14) wrote:
Yay, you're from Cincy (me too)! Great music, though...wherever you're from!
7 years ago
a cloud of witness wrote:
hi.
7 years ago
ThomasAD3 (level 42) wrote:
Congrats on reaching Level 2! Are you going to upload "Twizzler"? I think it would be the bomb.
8 years ago
joseph w thomas wrote:
hey jake! welcome to t61, glad you could make it!
8 years ago
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