A mix of Folk, Rock, Progressive & East Coast in a Classic Rock blender

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Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

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Music and Video Released 

Today has been a very busy and awesome day. Our new 3-song EP is out and available and the Miracle Man video is public on our YouTube channel. Today we had interviews with local print and radio media (Fredericton Daily Gleaner and CBC Shift). Music from the new release has had airplay out of Fredericton (CHSR FM, CBC Radio 1), Kingston (CFRC) and Calgary (ISX Radio) in Canada; EGH Radio in the United Kingdom and; notification of impending play in Australia (Valley FM Canberra) on Saturday (their Sunday, yes it's confusing).

There is more to come and we are grateful to all who support the band.

Thank you

Jeff

Dropping New Music July 12 

First of all there has been good news on the cancer front. The Doctors have confirmed that they removed the tumour in my bladder and that I will undergo follow up treatments but will not have to have my bladder removed. Some risk remains and it will still be some time before I can perform live again but things are looking up. 

On an entirely positive front we are excited to announce that on July 12 we'll be dropping a 3-song EP titled Miracle. Sounds awesome to us and I hope you will enjoy. We'll also be releasing a video!!!!!

There are some fantastic performances by a number of guest artists on the EP including Tina Gaudreau (Mad Mary / The Dirt), TC Richards (8 Track Mind / STU Jazz), Rachel Forbes (STU Jazz), Conrad Mead (Downtown Blues Band / The Redemptions), Don Rigley (Frantically Atlantic) and Joshua Sangster (Honey Gut). We love to collaborate and the Fredericton area has a wealth of great musicians who are fun to work with.

 

Pease and Love to All

Jeff Patch

Latest News 

Hi All 

Some of you have been asking about our performance hiatus and wondering why we still have no shows lined up. We have not been applying to play any shows at venues or festivals since last summer and have had to turn down any opportunities that have arisen. At first it was due to our lead singer being pregnant and having a baby. That was all great news and Amanda's baby Freya grows more beautiful by the day. 

Now for the rest of the story which some of you know. In late winter I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and the uncertainty surrounding treatments etc. has precluded an ability to make any commitments. Since that time I have undergone several procedures but the long term strategy has not yet been determined. The long term prognosis is still positive, but it will be some months at the very least before I can consider performing again. I look forward to that time. 

On a more positive note we now have four songs which are almost ready to be released on an EP. A full album will also be in the works for later in the year. A huge thanks to Adrian at Hairy Monster Audio in Hull, UK who is helping us with the mixing process for this go round. 

I thank you for your support and well wishes and please be advised that I am OK.

Jeff Patch 

Free to Grow Band

What's Up? 

Time for an update on what's what with Free to Grow. We have been on a performance hiatus going back to last year as Amanda was in a family way. She had a perfect beautiful baby girl (Freya) and mucho congratulations are in order.

In the meantime Jeff has been busy with a bunch of new songs and the band, including Mama Amanda, have been busy working on polishing, arranging and recording tracks. You can expect some of the new tunes to come out within the next few months!!! As with the last album we have some amazing guest artists from the Fredericton music scene.

It has been a year since the release of our last album and we are now a mere $415.51 CAD from totally recouping our costs. A huge thanks to those of you who have purchased CD's or digital downloads. We are so close lol.

Love to all

Jeff

 

Latest News 

Our May 11 Release Show was a great success with a standing room only packed house and a supportive and enthusiastic crowd. How lucky are we! A big thank you to those of you who were able to come out and for the others who were there in spirit. Things are getting busy as we head into the summer season. On May 26 we returned to the Hollywood Star Room to play at their flood relief fundraiser and on June 2 we will play for our second time at Uncle G's in Sussex. On June 9 we play at a private event (wedding) and June 10 we perform at Freddy Beach Ribfest. What yummy time that will be. We are pleased to announce that we will also be performing at Pioneer Days in Oromocto on June 29. This will be an awesome kickoff to the Canada Day weekend celebrations.

 

 

Our New Album is Available / Release Show is on May 11 

We are over the moon as our new album, "Time to Rise," is available for purchase as digital download and / or physical copies. Order it here at our STORE.

Our thanks to The Recordery in Fredericton, NB for their expertise and help while mixing the album. A special thanks also to the wizard at Hairy Monster Audio in Hull, East Yorkshire UK for mastering.

Now we look forward to our release event at the Grimross Taproom on Friday May 11. Performing with the band will be guest artists who contributed to the album, including Tina Gaudreau (Mad Mary), Colin Fowlie (Art of the Possible / Creative Differences), Vaughan Evans (The Unheard), Paul Campbell (Downtown Blues Band / Maggie’s Farm) and The Mark Currie!! 

Music will start at 8:00pm 

Cover: $10 or $15 with CD Included

 

Busy Recording / Mixing  

We have been busy working on our second full length album. Our friends at the The Recordery, who mixed and mastered our 3 song "End of the World" EP last year, are now mixing another ten original Free To Grow songs. It has been quite an effort, but also very rewarding, and we are excited at the prospect of releasing music that we are proud of. A huge thanks to those who have supported us by going to our shows, buying our music, and pre-ordering the new album.

 

 

Latest Tracks

Our 2017 End of the World EP has had airplay all over Planet Earth and has charted on internet and terrestrial radio stations in Canada, USA, Europe and South Africa. 

End Of The World

Free To Grow Band

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It may be near The End of the World but we aren't going anywhere.

Big thanks to all who have supported Free To Grow!!!

Produced by Free To Grow with the help of TheRecordery.com; Recorded by Free To Grow; Mixed and Mastered at TheRecordery.com.

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Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Free To Grow Live at the Dip Delta Frederictom, Fredericton, NB Delta Frederictom, Fredericton, NB
 —  — Pioneer Days Oromocto Oromocto
Free To Grow at Freddy Beach Ribfest Fredericton Exhibition Grounds, Fredericton NB Fredericton Exhibition Grounds, Fredericton NB
Private Function Oromocto Oromocto
Return to Uncle G’s Uncle G's The Spot to Be, Sussex NB Uncle G's The Spot to Be, Sussex NB
 —  — Flood Relief Benefit Hollywood Star Room, Ripples NB Hollywood Star Room, Ripples NB
CD Release Show Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB
CHSR Sessions Studio D CHSR, Fredericton NB Studio D CHSR, Fredericton NB
Mike and Alicia's Wedding Party Meenan's Cove Beach House, Quispamsis NB Meenan's Cove Beach House, Quispamsis NB
River Jam Delta Fredericton, Fredericton, NB Delta Fredericton, Fredericton, NB
Loyalist City Ribfest Exhibition Park, Saint John NB Exhibition Park, Saint John NB
Free To Grow Hits Bathurst Studio 2, Bathurst NB Studio 2, Bathurst NB
Saint Andrews Red Herring Pub, Saint Andrews NB Red Herring Pub, Saint Andrews NB
Joe's Birthday Bash Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB
Fundraiser for Living Roots Festival Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB Grimross Taproom, Fredericton NB
New Music Showcase Dolan's Pub, Fredericton NB Dolan's Pub, Fredericton NB
Whiskey, Whalen and Friends O'Donaghue's , Miramichi NB O'Donaghue's , Miramichi NB
FTG at The Old Boot Pub The Old Boot Pub, Gagetown NB The Old Boot Pub, Gagetown NB
Rock and Roll in Sussex Uncle G's The Spot to Be, Sussex NB Uncle G's The Spot to Be, Sussex NB
New Brunswick Day Weekend The Boardwalk, Saint John NB The Boardwalk, Saint John NB