Nate Fredrick & The Wholesome Boys Find There’s No “Shortcut to Waco”

[Cover photo credit to Aubrey Wise]

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nate Fredrick released his debut album, Different Shade of Blue, in 2021. Now he’s back with a new project, Nate Fredrick and The Wholesome Boys. The band has released their first single, “Shortcut to Waco,” which “touches on staying in the present moment in any journey” by following a couple who are trying to make their way through Texas.

Fredrick has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse following the release of his solo album. He explains:

Someone will only follow you if you know where you’re going. I knew that the only way I was going to be able to keep playing music was to get sober, so I went to rehab two times last year. I knew that was the only way I could lead a band or even be a part of a band.

 It’s a big new chapter with The Wholesome Boys in 2023, the first real band Fredrick has been in, comprised of Fredrick on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Dylan Miller on drums and percussion, Frank Patrick James on vocals and electric guitar, and Andrew Foreman on bass.

Winter & Spring Tour Dates:

January 31 – Springfield, Missouri – Southbound Bar & Grill 

February 4 – Lake Orion, Michigan – 20 Front Street

February 22 – Memphis, Tennessee – Hernando’s Hide-A-Way

March 7 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Hi-Fi *

March 8 – Madison, Wisconsin – The Sylvee *

March 10 – Rosemont, Illinois – Joe’s Live *

March 11 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Fine Line *

March 12 – Des Moines, Iowa – Woolys *

* supporting Morgan Wade

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