Fred Hostetler

Music

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

by Fred Hostetler

Released 2019
Mukthiland Records
Released 2019
Mukthiland Records
A funky bluesy rocker with 'get down' bass and guitars alongside an evocative lyric and stirring vocal creates a biting commentary on 'me first' culture.
NOTES
Lyric writing can be very tedious, but this was one of those rare moments when it was really fun and emerged mostly spontaneously over a simple guitar line. It was like going back to the source, a refreshing experience on the barren wastelands of present day galloping individualism, which oddly enough is the inspiration for penning this piece. We live in a world of 'I and mine'. We have blind spots in the way we …
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I'm a New Man

by Fred Hostetler

Released 2019
Mukthiland Records
Released 2019
Mukthiland Records
Combining traditional blues licks with pumping rhythm guitars here is a blues rock track that could take the place of morning coffee.
NOTES
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 could take the place of morning coffee. If you are a blues rock fan this is definitely a …
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Taming the Wolf

by Fred Hostetler

Released 2018
Mukthiland Records
Released 2018
Mukthiland Records
Authentic and fresh acoustic blues. "Nice, Nice, Nice, Nice...! " Clancy Dunigan-Blues Bar & Grill (90.7 KSER)
The Blues Cruise-Midlands Metalheads Radio - UK with Mr.B - "Thanks Fred, great track!...I love it!"
NOTES
Blues is heart and soul. It has powered my musical sojourn. It keeps on giving pleasure and sustenance. This song is biographical in nature. I wrote it as my personal struggle. Now as the #metoo movement has unfolded I find it startling relevant.

Heart Radio

by Fred Hostetler

Released 2017
Mukthiland Records
Released 2017
Mukthiland Records
Genre jumping Americana romp through the swamp lands of rock pop by someone who has trod the path.
NOTES
HEART RADIO IS ALL ABOUT INTROSPECTION and self examination while walking the inner path of self discovery in the outer world. Hiding beneath the 'genre jumping' tunes on this CD is a unity that holds its diversity gracefully together like different colored beads attractively strung on the same thread. To catch just a glimpse of this underlying unity is to experience totality in a split second. The beads themselves are glimpses into an unfolding life, …
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