Fred likes bluegrass music.

He plays left-handed mandolin, poorly, but with decreasing levels of futility as part of the MidCoast Boomer Band.

Fred also writes reviews and features for Country Standard Time.

Get the new Hardly Strictly Reader- 2015 here

Here's a feature on The Grascals:

The Grascals

Here are some recent reviews:

A NIght in Nashville

Chris Jones-Run Away Tonight
Todd Grebe and Cold Country-Citizen
Band of Ruhks
Victor Furtado
Ron Block-Hogan's House of Music
Buddy Miller-Cayamo Sessions'
Punch Brothers-Phosphorescent Blues
The Buck Stops Here
Sierra Hull (Rounder)

Book Review: Ricky Skaggs- Kentucky Traveler

He does other things, which have no connection to the radio show.