Musician and long time former proprietor of the seminal Frederick’s Music Lounge on the South Side of St. Louis, MO. Fred Friction first made a name for himself in the St. Louis music scene as producer and frontman of Night of a 1,000 Spoons, a highlight among the many themed shows in the early indie rock scene based at Cicero’s Basement Bar, and as a sideman on spoons with Enormous Richard
. With Mark Stephens (3), he formed The Highway Matrons
in 1994 and began to emerge as a songwriter. He also is an important tastemaker as host of Fishin’ with Dynamite on KDHX.