“Another Notch in a long and album filled career.”
– Boston Groupie News
"...a feast for the ears. This mid tempo rock song infused with some soul and gospel in the harmonies does a lot if things right."
- Wono Magazine, review of single "Devil Rockin' Man"
"I was in Church, tryin' to confess and my soul to search / Didn't think that live could get any worse / When I heard a sound, seemed to me the flames jumpin' all around / Draggin' me down, it was a-draggin' me down / Come to the Devil Rockin' Man" - Nat Freedberg, debut solo single "Devil Rockin' Man"
For as long as man has made music, people have suspected that the Devil was somehow responsible for the intense and often unregulated emotions that it inspired.
New evidence suggests that, in fact, he is.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the Devil Rockin’ Man himself—
Who is Nat Freedberg, you ask?
Nat Freedberg is a singer, guitar player and songwriter based in Allston (a neighborhood of Boston, formerly known as “Allston Rock City”).
Nat is best known in the Rocque ‘n' Roll community as the front man of the Upper Crust (see the call-out by the Supersuckers on their latest single). He has fronted many legendary Boston-based punk and hard rock projects and now is stepping out into the spotlight on his own.
Nat began his musical career with a trio called the Flies in 1981, moved on to the harder-rock, duel-guitar Titanics in the late ‘80s-early ‘90s (which later morphed into the devil-rock-themed Satanics), and then joined a nautical-themed rock outfit called the Clamdiggers, which in turn spawned the aristocratic-themed Upper Crust in ’95 or so. The Upper Crust survived more than a quarter century and released a bunch of stellar albums, earning Nat a reputation as a talented songwriter who, for whatever reason, preferred to play comedic rock in costume.
Now he has stepped out from behind the wig and makeup and made a solo record, working with some of the finest musicians in Boston (including two-time Grammy winning producer and drummer Ducky Carlisle) to back up original material that is not themed about anything in particular… love songs, sad songs, and songs about the devil—to whom we owe our thanks, not only for this record, but for all music. Hail Satan! The record is called Better Late Than Never.
released February 15, 2019
Nat Freedberg - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ducky Carlisle - Drums, Percussion
Mark Hickox - Bass
Kevin Barry - Lead Guitar
Tom West - Keyboards
Paul Ahlstrand - Saxaphone
Bryan Murphy - Trumpet
Chris Cote, Mike Gent, Brian King: Backup Vocals
Written by Nat Freedberg copyright 2019
Produced by Ducky Carlisle and Nat Freedberg
Executive Producer: Chris Cote
Recorded and Mixed by Ducky Carlisle @ Ice Station Zebra, Medford MA
supported by 6 fans who also own “Better Late Than Never "the nice price"”
It's raw, melodic, poetic and witty. Soundtrack to a time in Boston where you could have a terrible job and still pay your rent, and go out every night to see bands. The cover of Anna in particular sorta kills me, in a good way. kittyrory