- Sat, Aug. 20
The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.
The Long Center presents Sawyer Fredericks: A Good Storm Tour, August 20th in Rollins Studio Theatre.
Sawyer Fredericks has certainly come a long way from the 88-acre Upstate New York farm where he grew up. However, home is still a big part of his soulful, contemporary folk sound.
His stark honesty and soulful delivery turned him into a national phenomenon during the eighth season of NBC’s Emmy Award®-winning The Voice. As part of “Team Pharrell,” he emerged as the “youngest victor in the show’s history” at just 16-years-old. Moreover, he made Voice history, becoming “the first artist to land 14 songs in the iTunes Overall Top 200 Songs Chart in one week.” All in all, his digital sales exceeded 1 million cumulative singles, making him one of the Show’s most successful artists ever. Most importantly, Sawyer’s time on The Voice taught him quite a few things.
“I learned so much,” he says. “It was incredible to be around that many artists and see so much talent. I took it all in. Getting to perform on that stage was amazing. I also remember Pharrell gave me a piece of advice that I’ll never forget. He said, ‘Stay true to yourself.'”
That’s what Sawyer does on his latest album A Good Storm for Republic Records. Led by the striking and soulful first single “Take It All,” the collection is a continuation of his singular style. Elsewhere on the album, “Lovers Still Alone” sees his voice take the spotlight over a rich sonic backdrop.
Ultimately, Sawyer forges a true connection between his roots and his passion for music that has lead him to where he is today. “I want the lyrics and music to connect to the audience,” he leaves off. “I just hope they feel when they hear me.”
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- Official Website for Sawyer Fredericks
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