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Jamie Freeman is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer who fronts The Jamie Freeman Agreement. He is the brother of the actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) and the musician Tim Freeman (Frazier Chorus). He and his wife Stevie co-founded Union Music Store in Lewes, East Sussex. He is a member of the Americana Music Association (Nashville) and Americana Music Association UK.

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Freeman's primary instrument is guitar but he is also a drummer. He started drumming at the age of 13 and played with Brighton alt.country rockers Salter Cane for eight years. He usually plays electric and acoustic guitar with The Jamie Freeman Agreement, and occasionally mandolin. In the studio he also plays keyboards, bass, lap steel and percussion.

He played with Frazier Chorus as a member of the touring band, and performed on their third album Wide Awake, released on the Pure label.

Two songs on Freeman's second album were co-written with Amy Tudor, a poet from Kentucky.

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Albums

Freeman's first album Just You, released under his own name, was described as "a perfect blend of UK folk/American roots" by Gilded Palace. The follow up 100 Miles From Town was released under the band's name The Jamie Freeman Agreement and features guest appearances by several respected artists including Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Richard Smith, The Good Lovelies. Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) was consultant producer on the album.

Critical acclaim

"This is a great CD that should be nominated for Best Album at the Folk Awards" 4.5 Stars – Maverick Magazine

"...the UK's very own Americana virtuosos" – Spiral Earth

"100 Miles From Town – the Jamie Freeman Agreement set about defining English Americana" – FATEA

The Self Help Group (Not Waving But Drowning, Dead Stars)

"The actual sound is a huge tribute to producer Jamie Freeman, giving great depth and openness to the recording but never overdoing the instrumentation, imbuing the whole disc with a power and drive that really shouldn’t be possible when taking into account the mellowness of the music. – American Roots UK

"Dead Stars is the bands second studio outing, impeccably produced by Jamie Freeman" - Brighton's Finest

"Working with the same producer as the on the first album, the album is again a small masterpiece" FATEA

The Jamie Freeman Agreement (100 Miles From Town)

"It is high quality, beautifully written, arranged, sung, played and produced music that keeps the listener in thrall... and when it comes to the production there is a lovely clear open spacey feel even on songs with a fuller instrumentation. He seems to have an instinctive ‘knack’ for getting everything perfectly in balance and co-ordinated, and yet there is always a strong dramatic edginess to the performances and sound." American Roots UK

References

Jamie Freeman Wikipedia


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