Freddie Roulette

Frederick Martin Roulette (born May 3, 1939) is an American electric blues lap steel guitarist and singer. He is best known as an exponent of the lap steel guitar. He is a member of the band Daphne Blue[2] and has collaborated with Earl Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, Henry Kaiser, and Harvey Mandel. He has also released several solo albums.[1] One commentator described Roulette as an "excellent musician".[3]

Freddie Roulette
Background information
Birth nameFrederick Martin Roulette
Born (1939-05-03) May 3, 1939 (age 82)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
GenresChicago blues, electric blues[1]
Occupation(s)Guitarist
InstrumentsLap steel guitar
Years active1960spresent
LabelsJanus, Rykodisc, others
Associated actsDaphne Blue / Ray Bronner, Henry Kaiser, Harvey Mandel, Earl Hooker, the Holmes Brothers

A short documentary of Freddie Roulette appears on the video-sharing site YouTube that chronicles Roulette's time with the Daphne Blue Band.[2][4][5] The online Blues encyclopedia, "All About Blues Music,"[6] describes Roulette's long tenure with the Daphne Blue Band and notes: "Freddie has also released an album, ‘Daphne Blue: Legendary Blues Instrumentals’ which contains 15 excellent tracks, which [Freddie] considers to be among his finest works."[6]


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