There probably isn’t a proper hyphenate that could describe musician Marti Frederiksen. Through hard work, smart thinking and terrific talent, he has been an enormous success since the late 80s, a true feat in a business not quite known for its longevity.
A ‘born collaborator,” he realized that instead of worrying about how many songs he could present to an artist, it worked better when he took a more unique approach: “I realized that I am more on the spot while I am with the artist. I prepare a little, but I don’t over prepare. For me, it’s all about getting in there, talking to the artist, asking what they want to achieve, observe, get inspired and then start strumming, singing and hope that something good comes!”
Marti credits include: producer of Mick Jagger’s solo album, has written with Faith Hill, Backstreet Boys, Mick Jones from Foreigner, Def Leppard, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Rascal Flatts, 3 Doors Down, Aerosmith, Bo Bice, Buckcherry, Gavin Rossdale, Carrie Underwood and Sick Puppies, and many more.