Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Auto Harp
Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of over two hundred instructional and transcription books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin and ukulele. Fred has long been a well-known West Coast multi-string performer and recording artist, particularly on the acoustic music scene. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford, the Limeliters, Ian Whitcomb and Tom Paxton. His diverse talents have led him to share the stage with the Grateful Dead, the Doors, B.B. King and countless rock, blues and bluegrass legends. He won on the Gong Show, played lap steel on the Tonight Show, Dobro with Chubby Checker and Jerry Garcia, mandolin with Rick James, and held the title of official banjo player for the TV show Survivor. His music has graced many television shows, commercials and movies, and he currently performs and teaches at ukulele, guitar and banjo festivals all over the world.