Fred Hostetler

Music

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.
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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 single for you.

"I'm a New Man was inspired by the great contemporary blues guitarist 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'. He wanted a song like that so I sat down and 'voila' it appeared. So my humble thanks to these great performers. Both Beck and Trout are legends."