Fred Eaglesmith

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Country Singer
Date of Birth July 9, 1957
Place of Birth Canada
Age 63 years old
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Fred Eaglesmith

Frederick John Elgersma, known by the stage name Fred Eaglesmith, is a Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter. He is known for writing songs about vehicles, rural life, down-and-out characters, lost love and quirky rural folk. His songwriting uses techniques of short story writing, including unreliable narrators, surprise endings, and plot twists. In 2016, Eaglesmith toured extensively with his band.

Birth name: Frederick John Elgersma
Born: July 09, 1957
Origin: Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada
Genres: Alternative country
Occupation(s): singer-songwriter
Years active: 1980–present
Labels: A Major Label, Lonesome Day
Associated acts: Willie P. Bennett
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About Fred Eaglesmith

Country singer and songwriter from Canada. He formed a band that changed its name according to its musical sub-genre: The Flying Squirrels played rock and folk songs and The Flathead Noodlers performed bluegrass music.

Before Fame

He released his debut, self-titled album in 1980. Three years later, he recorded a second album, The Boy That Just Went Wrong.


Common themes of his songs include automobiles, animals, guns, alcohol, and life on the ranch.

Family Life

He and his eight siblings were raised in the farmlands of Southern Ontario, Canada.


He performed his song "Careless" on a 2010 episode of the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Latest information about Fred Eaglesmith updated on October 22, 2020.

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