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Fred Haring Bibliography: (click on each album cover to view tracks and Fred Haring lyrics)
Fred Haring Biography
Singer-songwriter Fred Haring hails from north central Ohio. He wrote songs for a number of years, but never took it that seriously until he entered a battle-of-the-bands contest in college. His first entry (as a band) was unsuccessful, but coming back the next year as a singer-songwriter, he took first place. Pouring himself more seriously into his music, he was signed in 1997 to the Grandma Katherine's Music record label.
His first release, Ghosttowns and Kingdoms, spawned two radio singles, "Wear White to My Funeral" and "Hey Joe Carter", which achieved Top 30 radio airplay in their respective genres. The video for "Funeral" was also nominated for Independent Music Video of the Year, a category topped that year by Ani DiFranco. The radio success of the first album led to touring opportunities, and Fred played for nearly 15,000 people in a 12-month period, sharing the stage with artists such as Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer, Train, Fastball, The Tragically Hip, Caedmon's Call, Vigilantes of Love, Ashley Cleveland, The Call, and Dick Dale.
In 1999, he and producer Dan Baird (formerly of the Georgia Satellites entered the studio to create his latest effort, This Grand Parade. The album offers a developed, diverse collection of songs spanning such topics as love, fame, emotion and personal faith.
"This Grand Parade is exactly what the title implies...we're all part of this grand parade of life. We each have different roles and expectations. Sometimes I just sit back and try to take it all in...because after all, I'm just glad to be here one more day." The chorus of the title cut, written by Fred and Dan Baird, elicits this sentiment of gratefulness and appreciation for every moment:
"I'm glad to be here, glad to be alive Part of This Grand Parade I know there's no guarantees So I'm just glad to be here one more day..."