Southern rock, Musical Artist
Who is Audley Freed?
Audley Freed is a guitarist. He started his professional career on the Southeastern club and fraternity circuit. He then formed the band Cry of Love, which was signed to Columbia Records and released the debut album Brother. The album spawned two No. 1 and two Top Ten AOR hits, including “Peace Pipe”, named by Billboard as one of the “top 50 AOR songs of all time”. Following a second Columbia release, Diamonds and Debris, and another Freed-penned AOR hit, the band called it quits.
Soon after, Freed joined The Black Crowes on lead guitar. His tenure in the Crowes included tours in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, recording the album Lions, and sharing the stage with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in a collaboration that led to the gold-record-certified Page–Crowes Live at the Greek album.
Recent years have found Freed collaborating with some of today's most accomplished musicians. A frequent on-stage guest at Gov't Mule shows, he co-wrote and recorded ”Life on the Outside”, a song on their album The Deep End, Volume 1, which featured Sly and the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham. Freed also appears in the companion documentary, Rising Low. Freed also plays guitar on the 2008 Gov't Mule release, Holy Haunted House, where they collaborate on a complete live rendition of Led Zeppelin's fifth album, Houses of the Holy.
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