Stateside Presents




Wed, May 1, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$20.00 - $23.00

This event is 16 and over

19 year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State,
is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-
his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever-
growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. 
As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New
York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely
match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique
arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice. 
Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm,
with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written
by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. 
In 2018, Sawyer once again went independent, reclaiming full artistic control, creating an album entirely
written by Sawyer, self-produced and self-released. The highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the
high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a
self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental
arrangements throughout.
Sawyer has released two videos from Hide Your Ghost with a third to be released in early 2019. For the
title track, he paired with paper cut animation artist, Andrew Benincasa, who’s powerful interpretation
takes the music video format to the level of high art,
 For the second single, "Gasoline", the performance video was filmed in the historic Glove Theatre on the
same street where Sawyer played his first open mic,
2019 finds Sawyer and his band touring the US and Canada, showcasing at the Folk Alliance Festival in
Montreal in February and SxSW in Austin, TX in March.
Wolfchild specialize in a celestial strain of indie rock that swirls psychedelia, folk, ambient indie rock, and dream-pop. The Seattle, Washington-based collective was founded in 2015, and
issued its debut EP in 2017. The quartet has garnered favorable comparisons to literate and vibrantly creative songwriters such as Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst, Thom Yorke, and Regina Spektor.

Wolfchild songs are lush and cinematic, rich with ethereal 5-piece vocal harmonies, skyward horn punches, percussion, and deft folk-rock guitar playing. Lyrically, the quartet offers forth
poetic tales of yearning and redemption.

These days the band is recharged with a deeply connected cohesive lineup featuring Gabriel Wolfchild, guitar/vocals; David James, guitar/vocals; Mia Faye Jefferson, bass/vocals; and Elion TruthHeart, percussion/vocals. The band’s upcoming album, "The Earth As Seen From The Moon" is bitingly political while also being boldly vulnerable and connective.
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004