Fred Jam


I have been drumming since about 1974. I spent decades playing in bands onstage before discovering the digital world, and then the net, and from there online music collaboration. Anymore I am a producer first, and I work in, writing, arranging, production, mix/master, and even video editing. Around 1998 I started an online music collaboration group, which still is going strong today. It started out on ICQ. I recently started a mix/master group where we learn and teach together. I have created a one of a kind template for comparrison, and discussion of mixes. You really must see this.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Medicine. Gives me an emotional outlet.

What is your music dream?

I am living it now. Creating with my friends. It's a great platform for friendship.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Empathy. Put yourself in their place.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Wayward Stranger

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Vocal bands. CSN&Y is a good one

What inspires you to make music?

Life, Heartache, Celebration

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The message? Is there just one?

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Dynamics, melodies.

What do you think of Drooble?

Great platform

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Egos. The pecking order. If the only reason a person wants to get good is so they can look down on others, I just assume stay down here with the little guy.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I don't drink anymore so not in a bar. Festivals maybe.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Good attitude. The rest will come if you have that.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Dirge K. That's a stage name and she was tormented, but the soul of this young lady just jumps out as she sings. She is deceased now.