• Noted guitarist to perform at AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse
By Randi Somers
Guitarist Seth Freeman returns to AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, where he will play acoustic guitar and sing.
His performance here wraps up an Alaska tour that included the State Fair in Palmer.
Born in Searcy, Ark., Freeman has played guitar since the age of four, taught by his grandfather and father. He also learned from Jim Turner and later Paul Travis, one of the area’s leading instructors, according to promotional information on his website.
In addition to guitar, Freeman plays drums, bass, lap steel, piano, mandolin and dobro. He was voted most talented of his high school class, and has long pursed his dream of making a name for himself in the music industry.
Freeman used to teach guitar in his spare time, but now devotes his energy to touring and performing. Following graduation, he performed in Europe, Canada and most of the United States with a number of different bands and musicians.
In 2010, he was a member of the band, “Judge Parker,” and recently played with Mike Miller at the 2012 Illinois Steel Guitar Show.
Freeman credits his musical inspiration to the works of a variety of musicians — in a variety of genres. He includes Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Travis, B.B. King, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and many others as some of the more important influences that helped shape his music.
Freeman last played the Down East Saloon in 2008. He just finished several Alaska gigs before returning to Homer. The manager at AJ’s said Freeman’s performance in early August was so popular, they decided to bring him back for another round of shows.
There is no cover charge for this performance.
Freeman’s CDs will be on sale, including his latest release from last year.
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