Freddie Wilson has been meandering around the North Carolinian music scene for the past six years, along the way developing the stage name “Fountain Penn”. A young singer/songwriter with heart and soul, he is always eager to serenade any crowd. First taking the stage at a ripe age of thirteen and rarely spending a weekend off since then, Freddie has essentially grown up in the local scene. Fountain Penn has made a name for himself by performing anywhere from a street corner to coffee shops, house parties, hookah bars, restaurants, art galleries and music halls. His original songs are well-crafted, genuine and sometimes humorous. In the Summer of 2011 Fountain Penn recorded with ex-Avett Brother engineer and Paleface bassist Grey Revell. The product was the “Bum’s and Bastard’s EP”, released for a time on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify and now exclusively on Bandcamp.com. After touring around the state in it’s promotion Mr. Penn returned to his current home in Greensboro, NC and began writing a series heartfelt, lyrical mémoires. These songs would soon evolve into his first full-length release. During that time he enlisted the help of a good friend, Kevin McClary(Earl of Evenings), to record the all acoustic, emotional LP, eventually named “Northerly“. Most of the recording took place in Freddie’s hometown of Davidson, NC in his families’ small, garage apartment. The tracking for Northerly lasted only three hours and mainly live tracks were used in the final draft, creating a raw and honest aesthetic. “Northerly doesn’t hide behind layers of reverb, or walls of distortion”, says Fountain Penn, “the recordings are ridden with mistakes and flaws, the songs vulnerably fend for themselves”. Freddie is currently preparing to embark on a small tour in the beginning of 2013 with Old Rusty Mandolin and planning a larger, midwestern tour in May with Bostonian poet friend, Donnie Welch.
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