Daniel Friedberg,[1] better known by the stage name Freebo, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer noted primarily for his work with Bonnie Raitt. He is also a session musician who has recorded and performed with Ringo Starr, John Mayall, John Hall, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Willy DeVille, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maria Muldaur, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and many others.

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Freebo in Los Angeles California on July 3, 2019
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Friedberg
BornMahanoy City, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsBass guitar, tuba, guitar, vocals

His nine-year collaboration with Raitt (1971-1979) began when he attracted Raitt's attention as a member of Philadelphia's Edison Electric Band[2] in the late 1960s. Freebo was soon in great demand for studio work and touring.[3]

In recent years, he has recorded five solo albums: The End Of The Beginning (1999), Dog People (2002), Before The Separation (2006), Something to Believe (2011), and If Not Now When (2015).[4]


  1. ^ Kenoyer, Sarah (November 26, 2015). "Freebo, coming to Monterey, has made the best the best". Monterey County Weekly. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Edison Electric at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ "A celebrated sideman steps to the front of the stage". Swarthmore College Bulletin. Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Freebo: Discography". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved November 21, 2019.

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