“There’s a ferocious energy that crawls out of his core – and with his new song ‘Flowers for You,’ that pours out in thick, foamy, relentless waves. His vocals crash against your eardrums, as he shovels out an inner rage that seeks to destroy him completely. Electric guitars snarl and smack their jaws behind him, and the emotional misery carries him as a hurricane across a gummy melody line. “It’s this lust I’ve succumbed to / Trust my gut, and I believe that in this world, there’s only you,” his breath is as hot steam. It scalds, but that’s the charm in how he tells stories: they come from a deep, visceral place, rattling loose until he has nothing left.”
- B-Sides & Badlands
Americana singer-songwriter, Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family farm in central New York State, cut his teeth at the age of 13, playing local farmers markets, open mics and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End. With his deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but having been scouted by casting directors at 15, he quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.