"But that guitar is the perfect companion to the human voice. You rest it against your gut, against your heart, and when you strum it the vibrations go outwards for all to hear, but the vibration also hits you on your body."
Fred Argir is multi-instrumentalist,rocker,singer and The Minneapolis-based artist who knows what musicians hustle is. For nearly 30 years he was gathering the experience of performing live and recording music himself. From the young age not seeing his father at home, because he was touring somewhere else, to his dear mother singing in their household all the time, he developed a hunger to create musical pieces. Like he said himself "if I didn't have a studio to work in, I would record music to my cell phone. I would find a way to do it."
So let’s dive right into it, shall we?
Beggar's Anthem is a powerful rock song with powerful chords that gives you that epic rock and roll feeling to it. Since the artist like to stay experimental with the genre, there is a fine mix of punk,grunge,rock flavour to it. The verse is straightforward,but sure. You can hear the passion in his vocals coming from depths of
his heart and soul. Its about winning and loosing, going through the struggle and maintaining strong will. The recording is raw,effective and heavy hitting like heavy-metal thunder. Gives you that riding in the highway through U.S. Route 66 feeling to it. Riding shotgun vibe! Hell on wheels. That play hard mentality. Thats how big dogs run!
All in all, what makes Fred Argir to "cook" music is the simple fact that he just absolutely loves it. He said himself in one of the interviews I've found "Picking up a guitar and sitting outside knocking out a few chords and jotting down a song - that seems like the closest I can get to where I want to be."
Grammy Recording Academy member has released seven albums and one single over ten years, all written, produced, and engineered by himself. So you know he walks that walk.