As a singer and guitar player, Fred Vine is a familiar name at coffeehousees, festivals and clubs throughout upstate New York. He is a native of Rochester, NY. Fred is primarily a folk blues player. His fingerpicking and bottleneck slide blues are expressive and accomplished. His musical tastes are eclectic. Using a traditional fingerstyle he expands his repertoire to include dazzling arrangements of jazz, ragtime, original and contemporary songs.