Sawyer Fredericks to Play Intimate Woodstock Concert

February 10th, 2016, 10:41 am by Greg

Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old farmboy from Fultonville who won became “The Voice” a year ago, is slated to play an intimate concert at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock at 8pm on Friday, March 11, as the latest installment of the Amy Helm Presents Friday Nights at The Barn concert series.

Tickets just went on sale at 10am this morning (Wednesday, February 9) priced at $65 for seating; $45 for standing room.

In addition, Fredericks is slated to play at the seventh annual New York Women’s Expo at Siena College in Loudonville at 11am on Sunday, February 28.

He has also just released “Take It All,” the first music video for his recently released self-titled EP on the Republic label. (See above). And – gasp! – he’s hatless…

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LIVE: American Music Festival for the Lake @ Wood Park, 9/26&27/15

October 28th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

Review and photographs by Cathy DeDe (courtesy of The Glens Falls Chronicle)
Additional photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The American Music Festival for the Lake retains its position as the likely high-water mark for successful events at the Festival Commons at the Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George — but on a slightly weird foundation this year.

Last year’s event, also produced by locals Robert Millis of Saratoga and Dave Ehman of Lake George, was the site’s first real success story.

This year, they scored a true coup: One of few appearances here by Capital Region success story Sawyer Fredericks, the soulful young guitarist-songwriter-singer, he of the bowler hat and long blonde hair, winner of Season 8 of “The Voice,” TV’s music contest.

Sawyer drew a massive crowd of between 2,100 and 2,300 people, Mr. Millis tells The Chronicle, for his Saturday evening gig. Many came early enough to catch the lead-in acts as well — but most left almost immediately after young Sawyer was done on stage.

Well, except for the 300 who had paid to stand in line and get autographed CDs and pictures with the young phenom.

That had to be a little galling to the next act up, stellar reggae-rock group Crucial Fiya, who played to a significantly emptied lawn and a sea of empty VIP chairs previously held by members of “Team Sawyer.”

Go here to read the rest at The Glens Falls Chronicle

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Sawyer Fredericks to Play SPAC on Saturday

June 1st, 2015, 11:55 am by Greg

He took the nation by storm by winning NBC-TV’s hit show “The Voice” last month, and now 16-year-old Fultonville farmboy Sawyer Fredericks is returning home to play at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (June 6) as part of FLY 92.3’s Summer Jam.

The local singer-songwriter has just been added to the all-star Summer Jam line-up which also features hitmakers Charli XCX, All Time Low, Walk the Moon, B.O.B, Echosmith and Jake Miller.

Saturday’s fest at SPAC startes at 2pm. Reserved amphitheater seats are priced from $20-$75; lawn general admission tickets are $20.

Sawyer Fredericks Is “The Voice”!

May 19th, 2015, 11:15 pm by Greg

And the winner is… yes, the Local 518’s own Sawyer Fredericks.

“The Voice” is over for another season, and the 16-year-old Fultonville farmboy emerged as the big winner on Tuesday night’s final results show.

It wasn’t too much of a surprise, as Fredericks has been the clear front-runner right from his blind audition rendition of “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which earned him a four-chair turn.

On Tuesday night’s show, Fredericks duetted with John Fogerty on a medley of Creedence Clearwater revival hits. And while it seemed as though Fredericks microphone wasn’t cranked to the same volume level as Fogerty’s, the live performance didn’t affect in the final decision, as voting had closed earlier in the day at 12noon.

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“THE VOICE” UPDATE: Sawyer Fredericks Debuts New Ray LaMontagne Song

May 18th, 2015, 10:10 pm by Greg

For Sawyer Fredericks, it’s all over but the voting… For NBC-TV’s singing competition, “The Voice,” it’s all over but the big announcement of the winner, which comes at 8pm on Tuesday night (May 19) during the season finale results show.

Now it’s up to you…

Let’s see now, on Monday night’s (May 18) live finale of the actual singing competition, the Local 518’s fave Fultonville farmboy duetted with his coach Pharrell Williams on the sweet but lightweight vintage Seals & Crofts nugget, “Summer Breeze.”

Then he dug into “Please,” a soulful song by Ray LaMontagne, who just happens to be Sawyer Fredericks’ main musical influence.

Then he wrapped up Monday night’s show with his final performance by delivering a damn solid knockout rendition of Neil Young’s “Old Man,” which only proved to underscore Fredericks’ wise-beyond-his-years magic.

Voting in the competition continues until the deadline of 12noon on Tuesday (May 19)…

And not that anybody’s asking, but here are my predictions:

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“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Goes Goo Goo

April 21st, 2015, 9:00 am by Greg

Sawyer Fredericks – the Local 518 youngster from Fultonville – still hasn’t lost his ever-present bowler hat, but he hasn’t lost his mojo, either. On Monday night’s (April 20) episode of NBC-TV’s hit singing competition, “The Voice,” the teenage farmboy tackled the Goo Goo Dolls’ big ballad “Iris” backed by a string section.

Not exactly what we’d describe as his strong suit – considering that he entered the whole competition with his simple, unadorned audition rendition of the folk song “A Man of Constant Sorrow.” But he nailed “Iris.” And the last lines of the song – the repeated lyrics, “I just want you to know who I am” – resonated deeply. Sawyer, everyone knows who you are now. A bang-up job.

Fan voting for “The Voice” contestants continues til the deadline of 12noon today (Tuesday, April 21), and we’re betting that Fredericks had the right stuff to advance from the Top 10 to the next Top 8 round without a problem. Tune in at 8pm tonight to find out…

ALSO SEE:
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Moves Into the Top 10
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Tackles “Imagine”
Congrats to Sawyer Fredericks!
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Has No Trouble with “Trouble”
Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks on “The Voice”: Knockout or Knocked Out?
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks vs. Noelle Bybee on “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”
“The Voice”: Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks Delivers the Goods with “Man of Constant Sorrow”

“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Moves Into the Top 10

April 15th, 2015, 9:00 am by Greg

The suspense didn’t last long for fans of Fultonville teenager Sawyer Fredericks. On last night’s (Tuesday, April 14) episode of NBC-TV’s hit singing competition “The Voice,” Fredericks was the second singer announced to advance to the Top 10, thanks to viewer voting.

GO HERE to watch last night’s full episode of “The Voice”…

The Fultonville farmboy Fredericks will return to the spotlight on “The Voice” at 8pm on Monday (April 20), in hopes of advancing to the next round of the competition.

ALSO SEE:
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Tackles “Imagine”
Congrats to Sawyer Fredericks!
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Has No Trouble with “Trouble”
Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks on “The Voice”: Knockout or Knocked Out?
“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks vs. Noelle Bybee on “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”
“The Voice”: Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks Delivers the Goods with “Man of Constant Sorrow”

“The Voice”: Sawyer Fredericks Tackles “Imagine”

April 14th, 2015, 9:00 am by Greg

Last night on “The Voice,” NBC-TV’s singing competition, 16-year-old Fultonville farmboy Sawyer Fredericks tackled John Lennon’s iconic hymn “Imagine.” While it wasn’t his best performance on the show, he showed a great deal of poise, and his performance should certainly be enough to carry him into the next round of the Top 10.

Voting in the Top 12 round will continue until the 12noon deadline today (Tuesday, April 14). And at 8pm tonight, “The Voice” will announce the results of Monday’s competition, when two singers will be eliminated.

GO HERE to vote…

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