Fred Hostetler

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 Fred Hostetler releases new track “I’m a New Man”

 

"Heart pumping track takes the place of morning coffee..."

Hostetler’s follow – up to the album ‘Heart Radio’ and his biographical acoustic blues single “Taming the Wolf” flips to the blues rock vein.

As co – founder, writer, guitarist and producer of Karen Lawrence and Blue by Nature, he deftly mines familiar territory on the new release. Combining traditional blues licks with pumping rhythm guitars he creates a track that inspires excitement.

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In commentary, Fred stated “I’m a New Man was inspired by the great contemporary blues and artist Walter Trout. Blue by Nature and Walter were similar in approach to live performance and blues. I admired his authentic singing and playing. He played regularly at Perqs in Huntington Beach, California as did we.”  

“Many years later, after returning from India, I learned that he had almost died, but blues lovers, the blues community, and fans had come together to help him get the medical treatment he needed to save his life.  After learning this I contacted him. Walter told me about a song he likes that Karen Lawrence and I wrote with Jeff Beck called ‘Back on the Streets’. In the time Fred spent with his contemporary and friend, he was inspired to create this new music that is created in love and with the warmth of brotherhood.

In Review: “I’m a New Man” is a powerfully energetic and rocking blues track that sings of renewed faith and desire to make the most and the best of anything that happens in ones life. Sang from the point of someone that almost did not make it, the narration is one of a person that has seen and survived the worst, and now looks only towards the best.  For a man of his years, Fred Hostetler invokes his inner and younger self, hitting marks and chords one would hear in someone more than half his experiences, proving that power comes from within and one can be forever youthful and still have immense wisdom. A truly inspirational piece of music.

The latest single @"I'm A New Man" (@HostelRecords) by @Fred Hostetler, heretofore known as guitarist and co-founder of popular blues-rock band @Karen Lawrence & Blue By Nature, @IndiePulse Music writes, "is a powerfully energetic, rocking blues track that sings of renewed faith and desire to make the most and the best of anything that happens in ones life. Sung from the point of someone that almost did not make it, the narration is one of a person that has seen and survived the worst, and now looks only towards the best. For a man of his years, Fred Hostetler invokes his inner, younger self, hitting marks and chords one would hear in someone more than half his experiences, proving that power comes from within and one can be forever youthful and still have immense wisdom. A truly inspirational piece of music." More at fredsheartradio.com. #FredHostetler #ImANewMan #Mukthiland Records #KarenLawrenceAndBlueByNature #Bluesrock #BluesGuitarists #IndiePulseMusic
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This catchy tune defies categories. I like to think of it as a video postcard to my friends who look at life from both an inner and outer perspective. It has Eastern influences both visually and musically. I will stop there and let the viewer figure out the rest, but it does say, beware of alligators and crocodiles! 

The song was inspired by a story told to me by Sri Vasantha Sai. The tale, taken from a Hindu epic, tells how Kunti Devi was granted a boon which enabled her to marry the Sun God. One can imagine where things went from there. Though life got extremely difficult, yet she found a reason to be grateful even in troubled times. She would pray, 'Lord send me more troubles so I will never forget you. Otherwise, how can I cope?'

The poet, Kahlil Gibran might add:

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” ―

So let's walk through life, giving thanks for the rain which renews, refreshes, and sustains our planet.

Full interview available at the link below:

https://www.mixcloud.com/Connections_Radio/fred-hostetler/

Connections radio Special PBS 106.7

Playlist: #95 Karen Lawrence/Fred Hosteler/Blue By Nature Connections

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distributor | Comments

(01) Blue By Nature - Cadillac Blues - Blue To The Bone
(02) LA Jets - Bandido - LA Jets
(03) Backdoor Men - Evil

Karen Lawrence on LA Jets

(04) Aerosmith - Adam's Apple - Toys In The Attic
(05) Johnny Winter - Raised On Rock - John Dawson Winter III

Fred Hostetler on Jack Douglas

(07) The Knack - Pay The Devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo)
(08) T Rex - Rabbit Fighter
(09) Artful Dodger - Silver and Gold

(10) 1994: - Bring It Home - 1994:
(11) 1994: - Stop This Heartache - Please Stand By

Karen Lawrence On 1994: & New Wave
Fred Hostetler on 80's & New Wave

(12) Karen Lawrence and The Pinz - Let's Go Out
(13) Karen Lawrence - Feels Like Science (Misfits Of Science Theme)
(14) Karen Lawrence - Never Enough - Rip & Tear

Karen Lawrence on Fred Hostetler & Steve Schiff

(15) Franke & The Knockouts - Outrageous - Makin’ The Point
(16) Bette Midler - Big Noise From Winnetka - Thighs and Whispers

Karen Lawrence on the song Prisoner

(17) Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From (The Eyes Of Laura Mars) (Prisoner)
(18) Joe Bonamassa - Prisoner - Dustbowl

(19) Jeff Beck - Back On The Street

Karen Lawrence on Jeff Beck song Back On The Streets
Fred Hostetler on Jeff Beck song Back On The Streets

(20) Blue By Nature - Grinnin' in Your Face
(21) Fred Hostetler - Taming the Wolf - single

Karen Lawrence on How BBN Started
Fred Hostetler on How BBN Started

(22) Blue By Nature - So Many Roads, So Many Trains
(23) Rick Dufay - Runaway - Classic Cutz #52 (Buried Treasure, Rare Tracks Forgotten Gems)

Fred Hostetler on Live At The Lake & Best Of Live albums

(24) Karen Lawrence and Blue By Nature - It's All About You - Best of Live
(25) Blue By Nature - Fun And Games

Karen Lawrence on Blue By Nature ending
Fred Hostetler on Blue By Nature ending

(26) Blue By Nature - You’re Gonna Need My Help - Hard Daze

Connections for Monday, 18 June 2018

Reviews, Press, etc.

BLUE BY NATURE Reviews

Los Angeles Times: VALLEY WEEKEND | ROCKTALK  LA TIMES

A Range of Influences, but Band Is True Blue - Rock group's veteran musicians center their sound around classic, 12-bar sound.

April 25, 1996 |JAMES E. FOWLER | TIMES STAFF WRITER LA TIMES

Blue by Nature, playing Monday at B.B. King's… a band made up of music-business veterans who draw upon many different influences to create their blues-oriented sound.

The band was formed in 1993 by singer-songwriter Karen Lawrence, former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and guitarist Fred Hostetler. They soon added Charlie Diaz on bass and Dan Potruch on drums.

The band's first CD, "Blue to the Bone," on the Shattered Music label, was produced by Jack Douglas, who previously produced albums for John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and others.

Musewire - the music Magazine https://musewire.com

…each original song they play has the feel of a new classic. Blue by Nature performs blooze at a high level of musicianship, making each number moving, resolute, lively, deep, dark, and delicious. Most of their material is by Lawrence and guitarist Fred Hostetler.

Antimusic -http://www.antimusic.com/morley/08/Karen Lawrence.shtml  BBN

"Just as Keith Richards drives the Stones from the rhythm guitar position, so it is with Hostetler, adding just the right touch of subtle crunch to every tune…and when he takes out the slide, the whole place gets drenched in funky blues tones."

"After the show, when things calmed down, I went backstage to talk with Lawrence and Hostetler, who spoke about their approach to creating songs. “It comes from the emotion,” she said. “The chords, the melody, the words, the whole structure of the tune — everything relates back to the emotions in the song you’re making.” Hostetler agreed, saying “You have to feel it. Absolutely…she is right! We want to touch people, make them shout, stamp their feet, yell. We love that…” It showed.