Miss Freddye is known as Pittsburgh’s award-winning “Lady of the Blues.” Her soulful voice sends chills down the spine and after one listen, you’ll begin to fully understand why she’s internationally recognized. Her sweet angelic presence shines through as a naturally soulful vocalist. Her singing career began in 1996 when Mike Thompson, a bass player she was dating, heard the single mother serenading her younger son with “Silent Night.” She’s been captivating minds and serenading ears with her soothing voice ever since.
Listen to her music below and watch as it inspires you to believe in something bigger than you:
Artist Interview: Miss Freddye
What made you decide to jump into the music industry or music business?
Miss Freddye (MF:) It was by “accident”! I was dating a bass player, who was in a blues band. He heard me sing Silent Night to my youngest son. He said his band was looking for a singer. I was very hesitant at first, but, I agreed to audition….HERE I AM!
What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?
MF: I believe I stand out from other artists is when people from the audience or even musicians I have worked with, tell me I connect and tune in with the audience and I have a tendency to leave people with a happy feeling. Not only from the music, but from my reaching out, without them feeling “uncomfortable”. I greet and try to talk to people. Another of times can’t do, but I try my best!
If you could collaborate with ANY artist/band… Who would you choose and why?
MF: It would be Tab Benoit. He had such energy, such flow of music that touches the spirit. You can just tell he feels, believes, and delivers the music he does. That is someone whom I would love to collaborate with!
Out of all the songs you’ve released, what do you think is your Best song and why?
MF: Well, that’s easy! LADY OF THE BLUES! It describes my character. It tells of a story of triumph thru good and bad times. All the while I’m being a Lady about it! I thank Steve Nestor for that. He wrote for me. The Year it was released he passed away.
Between creating in the studio OR performing live on stage, which is your most enjoyable one and why?
MF: I have alot of great memories thru out my music career! My most memorable is playing at our local Children’s Hospital. I love seeing not only the parents relaxed, enjoying the music, but the kids too! They dance, they sing, despite their illness and those are memories I will always cherish!!
What would you consider the most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?
Recording my second album and being nominated with two blues music awards thru the Blues Foundation! I was proud, excited, and so ever grateful!
What inspires you the Most about the music industry these days?
The dedication I see in the musicians. The way they handled getting thru this pandemic as it still goes on! As the saying goes……”the music must go on!” It certainly has!!
What kind of impact do you want to make with your music?
I want my music to give people something they can believe in, something that they can keep going back to. Something that each time they listen to they know it’s for them! When that happens, they will come back for more!