May 27th, 2016


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Music legend James Taylor dropped by the store Saturday during his 2-show visit to St. John’s. Big thrill to meet James! His shows were terrific, building from his more intimate songs to a conclusion of barn-burners boosted by wonderfully evocative video. JT’s voice is as smooth as ever. He was a lot of fun and had great audience rapport.

The all-star band was awesome and included Steve Gadd (drums), Lou Marini (sax), Michael Landau (guitar), Walt Fowler (flugalhorn), Jimmy Johnson (bass, musical director), Jim Cox (keys) and Luis Conte (percussion). Long-time vocal collaborators were Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, and Andrea Zonn (+ fiddle).

The whole band plays on the new release ‘Before This World’, which is the first #1 album in James’ career.

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A number of crew and band dropped in over the weekend including famed Latin jazz percussionist, Luis Conte.

The weather was sunny all visit (May 24th weekend!) and tour members got to explore and see icebergs and whales

Come back soon!!

May 20th, 2016

Duo Concertante – The reviews are in!

Check out this article from Wholenote Magazine-May 2016.


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March 10th, 2016

Long Distance Runners at Fred’s Records!

What can you get that’s free? Water, air earth, fire, spirit… Hey not only are the elements free but so is the live performance of ‘Elements’ Sat. March 12th at 1:00pm.

Long Distance Runners will perform and you’re invited. Come help us celebrate the release of the Juno-nominated record by St. John’s critically-acclaimed pop/psych-rock band.

A vinyl signing session will follow the performance. This will be a collector’s item.

Door prizes. Bring the kids. Bring the folks.

January 2nd, 2016

Ron Hynes New Release

It’s here!!

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.

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December 19th, 2015

Fred’s Has Your Last Minute Gift Ideas!

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December 12th, 2015

New Gift Ideas for Christmas!

Check out our ad in this Saturday’s Telegram:

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December 12th, 2015

Fortunate Ones! Live at Fred’s Records!

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

Here Comes Santa

Check out our ad in the latest issue of The Overcast. Click the image to enlarge and see all the goodies!

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December 4th, 2015

Newfoundland Legend Ron Hynes Passes November 19th


November 20th:

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.

-Fred’s Records.

November 21st:

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

Fred’s Records Presents: Duo Concertante

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.