The Fremonts

Joe Milsap: Vocals | Tony Tomlinson: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Al West: Drums | Patrick Skog: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)

Genre: Blues & Soul

Sound description: Blues Revue magazine describes them as "a seasoned band capturing the sound of vintage electric blues."

RIYL: Robin Henkel, Chet & the Committee, the Paladins, the Farmers, Tomcat Courtney, John Mayall, James Montgomery, Lazy Lester, James Harman, Johnny Dyer, Little George Sueref, Mark Hummel, San Pedro Slim

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Inception: San Diego, 2000

Ex-Band Members: Troy Sandow, Bass guitar, Harmonica

Influences: BB King, Robert Johnson, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Otis Rush, Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Jimmie Reed, George Smith, BB King, Lightnin' Slim, Silas Hogan, Chess Records, Jimmie Vaughan, Steve Cropper, Johnny Dyer, Ike Turner, Johnny Guitar Watson


The Fremonts is a blues band fronted by singer Joe Milsap, whose day job is driving a school bus. The Reader's 2003 Best Of San Diego issue named them the city's Best Blues Band. Their debut full-length No More Doggin' was released in 2004.

A sophomore album Mighty Crazy was produced by Grammy winner Mark Neill, winning blues album of the year at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards

A new full-length called Alligator was released in August 2016.


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