Langley resident, well-traveled and respected musician Fred Hostetler, celebrates the release of his new album “Fortuna Redux” with an Acoustic Blues Concert at The Machine Shop, 630 Second St., Friday, November 5. Showtime: 7Pm. Free Admission. Info: (425) 367-3319 or visit https://www.themachineshop.org.
Performing with Hostetler (guitars-vocals) that evening are Keegan Harshman (bass) and Mickey Grimm (percussiuon). Hostetler is back in the US after spending seventeen years in India. “”Fortuna Redux” is a compilation of his previously-released singles which have either been remixed with additional recording, or given a fresh arrangement. The exception is a new original song and the album’s title track, ‘Lady Luck Fortuna Redux.’
Besides his music, Hostetler is active in the Langley community, volunteering to perform for Senior Services program. ‘Time Together’ and also performing at a Fundraiser for THNC Affordable Housing. Fred has also volunteered to assist in live music concerts at St. Augustine’s in the Woods (in) Freeland.
Fortuna Redux is Fred’s third full-length release since moving to Whidbey Island.
“(Fortuna Redux is) a fascinating album in the Blues/Americana genre…it is a pleasure to listen to some acoustic Blues. All told, a lovely set and well worth a listen.” – MUSIC-NEWS.COM
“An exponentially different take on Acoustic Blues that really, really works. After spending 17 years exile in India; it looks like Fred Hostetler has come back to Musicland with clear eyes, a full heart and a desire to do things his way and damn the consequences. Fred Hostetler Rocks!”- THE ROCKING MAGPIE
“Living Blues Legend Fred Hostetler has released the first single from his new album Fortuna Redux…We got the opportunity to hear the new single I’m A New Man, this truly all-acoustic rendition is hearing Fred in his element, his voice bringing emotional presence and life to the words, his guitar playing in full splendor…”- INDIE PULSE MUSIC MAGAZINE
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