Ruud Cooty "Trouble"


Ruud Cooty is
Stephen Fredrik-Vocals
Mike Haid-Drums
Steven Taylor-Guitar/Bass/backing vocals

Ruud Cooty (rhymes with Crude Beauty) is a group fronted by long time Atlanta vocal legend Stephen Fredrick. "Trouble" is the exciting debut recording from the group. Some of Stephen's other past bands include stints working with MCA artists Billy The Kid, Firewind, Kenziner, Pranks with Brendan O'Brien (Producer of Stone Temple Pilots, Black Crowes and many others), Spike! with David T. Chastain as well as years working the southern rock circuit under the name of Ruud Cooty. Stephen's vocals have been universally hailed as some of the strongest yet melodic around and the highlight of the previous Cds he has been involved.

Joining Stephen on this release is long time friend, producer David T. Chastain. The guitarist/bassist is Steven Taylor who is a lauded session man. The drummer is Mike Haid who has worked with David T. as well as Cds with Michael Harris, Joe Stump Gus G and others in recent years. This all star line up of seasoned veterans brings experience, fire and integrity to the band.

Stephen says, "During the Spike! days Chastain and I had some really great music that major labels were chasing but somehow our management ended screwing up the deal. We eventually went our own ways but we always kept in touch. I feel this new material allows me to get down and dirty as I more naturally feel showcases my true talents."

Steven Taylor's blues rock twinged guitar is rockin' yet blues yet flashy yet subtle. Mike provides a strong foundation for Mr. Fredrik to let go with no questions asked.

In discussing his feelings on Stephen David adds, "Working with Stephen through the years has made me appreciate his great talent in a world of few really expressive male vocalists. His voice is unique and has tons of powerful emotive qualities that just doesn't show up in most of the homogenized stuff you hear today."

Having Stephen's alter ego Ruud Cooty join up with David and the boys for this Cd is a fortunate happenstance that has resulted in a piece of music that should stand the test of time as one of the true great blues rock releases. As long time Atlanta rock fans have known for years, Stephen is truly the absolute best there is at this type of music. The material on the Ruud Cooty Cd is very strong from top to bottom. An amazing debut!



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