After growing up in Dallas, Freeman moved to Austin in 1970, soon followed by Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall, Paul Ray, and a little later, Stevie Vaughan.
Eventually, Freeman played with all of them, before playing with other local blues acts, such at Louann Barton and Angela Strehli, and in the 1980's, in the famous Antone's Night Club's house band.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where he joined Jimmie's first touring band, then hooked up with Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, until 2002, and other Los Angeles acts. (the Taj album “Shoutin’ in Key” won a Grammy”)
In Los Angeles he had his own band that played in area clubs. Also, while there, obtained a co-write on a song w/ Deborah Harry, in the Blondie ”No Exit" album, and a co-write in a Percy Sledge album, “Shining Through the Rain”.
Two Freeman albums were released during the time in L.A. ("A Tone for My Sins" and "Twang Bang") and two in Austin, before that, in the '80's (Blues Cruise " and "Out of the Blue").
Most recently, in late 2012, "Digging' on Dylan" was released, an album of Bob Dylan tunes, done as instrumentals..a result of playing in the Bob Dylan Band from 2005-2009. He Played on Bob’s “Modern Times” album (2006).
Freeman now lives and plays, in Austin, again.
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