January 2nd, 2016
The final chapter in the life of Newfoundland’s greatest songwriter, Ron Hynes.
‘Later That Same Life’ was recorded in Lindsay, Ontario, at Studio by the River, April 15th, 2015.
Featuring minimum accompaniment this 11 song collection is classic Ron. Presented as they were written, these songs/stories are as powerful as they are simple and naked, as profound as they are poignant. The first recording of new songs in over five years complete with a lyric book and a truly moving preface from Ron in the album’s graphics.
We lost Ron to illness on November 19th, 2015. He left us on the evening tide but we will always remember him and treasure his life and songs.
Ron Hynes – Later That Same Life
December 12th, 2015
Check out our ad in this Saturday’s Telegram:
December 12th, 2015
We’re hosting a very special show this Sunday December 13th. From 4.30 to 5.10 fortunate ones will perform right here at Fred’s Music NL winners for Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Roots record of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
And add to that Canadian folk music award for vocal group of the year last month in Alberta.
Come join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with our best selling artist of 2015, our dear friends, Andrew and Catherine for an intimate set of tunes. It’s free and open to the public and our customers. It’s going to be so lovely.
December 5th, 2015
Check out our ad in the latest issue of The Overcast. Click the image to enlarge and see all the goodies!
December 4th, 2015
If Ron’s purpose here was the art of song writing, he was exceptional in his achievements. Simply put Ron Hynes is the greatest songwriter in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a storyteller and poet he combined the beauty of simplicity, power of emotion and the complexity of character and the human spirit. His body of work is unequaled and complete.
Thank you Ron for your many gifts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
We will miss you dear friend.
The store has been a very poignant and beautiful place to hang out the past three days.
As we continue to play Ron and Ron only since Friday opening, many folks have wandered through sharing their stories and memories of Ron. His performances, amazing songs and various personal anecdotes from the years. There have been more than a few tears and lots of hugs. Godspeed, Ron – thanks for touching our hearts.
December 3rd, 2015
Celebrate the season with a free holiday performance, hosted by Fred’s Records!
Sunday, December 6th at 4:30pm
Widely known and loved for their fabulous performances of classic chamber music and for bringing their ever-popular Tuckamore Festival to life each August, Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves are happy to help us put a little extra magic into the season. This special Christmas event will feature an intimate performance with the Juno-award winning couple and special guest, clarinettist Christine Carter, as they perform duo and trio arrangements of Christmas classics by composer Clifford Crawley.
Duo Concertante are sure to lift your spirits this holiday season, so be sure to mark your calendars for this very special afternoon performance.
November 16th, 2015
It’s been a busy week in new releases here at Fred’s! Fresh in, fresher than the first snow, Spirit of Newfoundland leading lady released her debut “O Holy Night.” A Christmas Gem.
Also new and out now, David Picco “Start Again”, featuring local heavies Brad Power, Chris Donelly, and brother Chris Picco. A retro sounding singer-songwriter 10 song CD – think classic 70s and 80s rock – catchy and tight.
And, of course, the new CD from Lady Brett Ashley “Fault Lines”, which they launched in grand style with a killer in-store performance (you can see
the video in our feed below). Evocative keyboards, sumptuous bass, atmospheric percussion and vocals that pull you in, let you go, as haunting and compelling as a St. John’s autumn gust.
These releases – like all our local releases – are available in-store and online (http://bit.ly/1LiFuOY)