Fred Love is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa. He released his debut solo album, "Lily of the Valley," in 2017. Previously, he played guitar and sang in the band the Colt Walkers.
A native of an isolated farm town, Fred has always thought of his music as an extension of the most primal forms in the American songbook. His direct blend of country, folk and blues lends his songs an immediacy that taps into the hearts of the wanderers, misfits and strangers that haunt America’s rural interior.
Fred’s hometown seldom attracted the attention of traveling musical acts, so he usually had to drive an hour or more to reach the nearest music venues for live shows. Now, as an established DIY singer-songwriter in Ames, he embraces every opportunity to play the local bars and honky tonks of the rural Midwest in an effort to bring live performances to communities that rarely host them.
You can often find him setting up his guitar and microphone stand in an out-of-the-way watering hole on the plains, serving up his original compositions alongside classic numbers from the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Hank Williams. Track him down on his Facebook or Twitter accounts to find out what he's been up to. Or catch a show and experience his rugged blend of rural roots music for yourself.