We are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend and band mate, Fred Fowler. We’ve had the pleasure of playing with him for the past 4 years as part of the Sandy Ridge Boys (SRB), as well as for years before that at local jam sessions. When you mention Fred’s name, the first thing people say is “What a nice guy”. An excellent legacy.
As an original member of the SRB, he was instrumental in shaping the direction of the group. From his fine fiddling to his country tunes where he would sometimes impersonate Marty Robbins, we had a lot of fun. And he didn’t mind being the butt of some of our jokes on stage. We would sometimes introduce him as “Fred Fowler, our fine fiddler, formerly from Florida and now from Framingham”. And we would sometimes joke about him being a moonshiner in New Hampshire. He would just laugh it all off in his inimitable good-natured way. We’re going to miss him. But, we will preserve his memory on this page with photos and a video featuring him singing one of our favorites. Good bye, old friend.
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