Fred Sokolow is an extremely versatile musician. Although he is most often seen playing jazz guitar and singing in Los Angeles night spots, he is just as likely to turn up playing 5 string banjo at bluegrass festivals or rock guitar at studio sessions. You may even spot him playing Resonator Guitar or mandolin on various folk revivals seen on cable and public television. Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred also has fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters.
Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred also has fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters. He has performed in such diverse settings as The Fillmore, The Fairmount Hotel and The Boarding House in San Francisco, The Denver Folklore Center, The Alladin, Sahara and Harrah's in Las Vegas and the Banjo Cafe, Donte's and McCabe's in LA.
He has written over 50 instructional books, tapes and videos. If you think that Fred Sokolow still isn't versatile enough, know that he has MC'd for Carol Doda at San Francisco's legendary Condor Club, accompanied a Russian balalaika virtuoso, won the Gong show, played lap steel on the Tonight Show, played Resonator Guitar with Chubby Checker and wrote and performed the music score for the movie Rampaging Nurses!