Freddie Roulette

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Date of Birth May 3, 1939
Place of Birth Illinois
Age 81 years old
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Freddie Roulette

Frederick Martin "Freddie" Roulette is an American electric blues lap steel guitarist and singer. He is best known as an exponent of the lap steel guitar. He is a member of the band Daphne Blue and has collaborated with Earl Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, Henry Kaiser, and Harvey Mandel. He has also released several solo albums. One commentator described Roulette as an "excellent musician".

Birth name: Frederick Martin Roulette
Born: May 3, 1939, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Genres: Chicago blues, electric blues
Occupation(s): Guitarist
Instruments: Lap steel guitar
Years active: 1960s–present
Labels: Janus, Rykodisc, others
Associated acts: Daphne Blue / Ray Bronner, Henry Kaiser, Harvey Mandel, Earl Hooker, the Holmes Brothers

About Freddie Roulette

Electric blues guitarist and singer who perfected the sound of the lap steel guitar and was a member of the Daphne Blue band.

Before Fame

He learned to play guitar during high school when he became influenced by blues music.

Achievement

He released his debut album, Sweet Funky Steel, in 1973.

Family Life

He resides in San Francisco where he works on his music.

Associations

He contributed to the Miles Davis tribute album Yo Miles in 1998.

Information related to Freddie Roulette

  • Musicians from Evanston, Illinois
  • Blues musicians from Illinois
  • Steel guitarists
  • Chicago blues musicians
  • Slide guitarists
  • Electric blues musicians
  • American session musicians
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Latest information about Freddie Roulette updated on October 21, 2020.

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