Fred Vine is a singer and fingerstyle guitarist from Rochester, NY. He is a master
of "Piedmont" style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar. His versatile guitar techniques
are displayed in a repertoire rich with traditional blues, compelling instrumentals
and captivating songs.
Fred's musical tastes are eclectic. A performance could include acoustic blues,
jazz, original compositions , American Songbook and contemporary songs. His influences
are rooted in bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi John
Hurt, Jelly Roll Morton and certainly Chet Atkins. With a stage presence that is
laid back yet engaging and witty, he easily connects with his audience.
Fred has several recordings to his credit. "Mister Freddy Blues" (a compendium
of roots blues), "Crystal River Blues" (a mixed bag of jazz, blues and contemporary),
"Cruising on the Belle" and "Genesee Delta Stomp", which showcases Fred's original
music. As a seasoned performer, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, John
Hammond, Guy Davis, Dave Van Ronk and many others.
5/28/16- 5:30- 7pm The Roc City Rib Fest in Genesee Valley Park Rochester, NY
6/12/16 3-6 pm aboard The Colonial Belle tour boat. Fairport,NY
7/9/16 4:30-5:30 The Corn Hill Festival (Avery Mall Stage) Rochester,NY with
"Red,Fred and Weems"
7/10/16 10:30-noon The Corn Hill Festival (27 Atkinson St.) solo
8/5/16 6:30-8pm Carpenter Park at The Port of Pittsford, NY with "Red, Fred and
8/4/16 7-8:30pm Henrietta Public Library with "The Fred Vine Band" featuring Alex
8/6/16 3-4:30pm Crossroads Blues Festival Lima, NY with"Red, Fred and Weems"
8/17/16 7pm Tunes by the Tracks 4 Railroad Ave. Clifton Springs, NY solo 10/20/16
Sticky Lips in Henrietta, NY as part of the Son House Blues Night