Fred Hostetler

Fred Hostetler is an indie artist, American musician, singer/songwriter, and author who has worked with major artists including Johnny Winters, Graham Parker, the Knack, Billy Squier, Jeff Beck, and Grammy award winning producer Jack Douglas. Along with Karen Lawrence he founded the highly acclaimed southern California blues band Blue By Nature. His style, while grounded in blues and Americana traditions,  cannot be defined by a single genre. (see biodata)

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An iconic looking musician carrying a guitar case headed into the whirlwind of the unknown into the maze into  the labyrinth of life as reflected in the different stops along the way. Destination: the Heart Radio.

An iconic looking musician carrying a guitar case headed into the whirlwind of the unknown into the maze into the labyrinth of life as reflected in the different stops along the way. Destination: the Heart Radio.

Latest Single Release 'Shelter From the Storm'

...'Brilliant and haunting'...

LA Music Critic Award Best Singer Songwriter 2019 ...and nominated for Best Video 2019 ‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’ ”

LA Music Critic Bob Leggett

Hostetler embraces core values in all that he does. His music is a story line for every day life.”

Garry Goldsmith blueshighwayus61.com

...puts his own heart and story into his songs.”

David Bower The David Bowers Awards

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know… New music with a great groove. Very cool tune... ”

Chris Xynos Connections' PBS FM 106.7 Melbourne

"This time the singer-songwriter crosses into social commentary supported by a hybrid soulful rock blues groove. The song has the “call to arms” sound that falls back to the mid 60’s and early 70’s, social activism style. ”

Joseph Timmons IndiePulseMusic.com