"Freedom Enterprise, a great group of guys with an inspiring energetic stage persona, took to the Stage with their jaw dropping song "Bloodline." This original song gets you immediately up and grooving to their unique sound and style that combines organic blues, jazz, and funk.
If you have never heard of Freedom Enterprise, you are missing out on one of Baltimore's must see original musical acts. Lead Singer/Guitarist Michael Bohorquez, has a strong voice that cuts right through you. Saxophonist Patrick Rainey, formerly of Baltimore's renowned band The Bridge, creates infectious melodic grooves. Bassist Benny Jam Shmier, lays down solid bass lines that command you to dance. Lead Guitarist and singer Carl Dougherty rips through scales and arpeggios. Piano Player Tony Kelly, funks out on the keys. Percussionist Eric Morra, brings out the beats, while Drummer Rev. Richard Proctor holds it down and keeps it all together... "
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Mobtown Music Guide
“ On Wednesday October the 3rd I had the pleasure of attending a show at one of my favorite venues. The 8×10 Club, located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, is a very small venue that hosts many shows organized by Walther Productions, the famed company behind the All Good Festival and Dark Star Jubilee. Besides this connection to music festivals, the owners themselves are long-time jam band fans. Many top-notch groups have graced this stage over the years, usually squeezing into a venue that is much smaller and intimate than they are accustomed to. This provides fans a chance to see their favorite artists up close and personal on the spring-loaded dance floor or by clinging to the balcony that is literally right on top of the stage...
“ The beautiful mountains of Bartow, West Virginia were the picturesque setting for Camp Barefoot 6, a relaxed festival that felt more like a commune than a concert. Camp Barefoot perfectly balanced keeping the festival small and intimate with a lineup that boasted national acts and jam scene staples. While a number of bands local to Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia had the chance to rock Barefoot, they were joined by big names like Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Keller Williams, Ghostland Observatory, Kyle Hollingsworth, Rubblebucket, Dumpstaphunk, The Motet and many more. Although it was a rainy Thursday, Freedom Enterprise warmed up the audience with its riff-heavy brand of funky rock and blues. The band features saxophone player Patrick Rainey, a member of iconic (but now-defunct) Baltimore band, The Bridge.”
“ A good deal of their songs are finalized through live improvisational practice sessions, Bohorquez said. Quotable --"There needs to be a certain amount of humbleness in the band for us to be able to react to what we're playing," Bohorquez said. "We need to be able to come to an agreement on a song." See Freedom Enterprise on Sunday at the Pow Wow, behind the Wal-Mart in Locust Point, 2701 Port Covington Drive. The music starts about noon. Free.”
“ Freedom Enterprise is, simply stated, Baltimore's most organic musical experience. With deep seeded roots in the masters of funk, jazz, reggae, and blues, and a sharp eye toward the future, Freedom Enterprise has forged their own unique sound that simultaneously pays homage to all of them. Known for high energy live performances, well-crafted catchy original tunes, and a constantly evolving selection of cover material, Freedom Enterprise is quickly carving out a solid niche for themselves in the Baltimore area and beyond.”