Fred likes bluegrass music.

He plays left-handed mandolin, poorly, but with decreasing levels of futility.

Fred also writes reviews and features for Country Standard Time.

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.