Prior to his concert, Sawyer Fredericks posed with staff and members of the board of the New York State Craft Brewers Association. Pictured (L-R) are: Roc Brewing co-founder and CEO Chris Spinelli, BMI’s Dan Spears, NYSBA Head of Partnerships Meghan Connolly Haupt, Community Beer Works co-founder and President Ethan Cox, Hopshire Farm Brewery owner and brewer Randy Lacey, Binghamton Brewing founder and owner Kristen Lyons, FX Matt Brewery President and COO Fred Matt, Brewery at the CIA’s Hutch Kugeman, BMI Songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, NYSBA Executive Director Paul Leone, NYSBA Membership & Events Manager Jen Meyers, Greenport Harbor Brewing co-founder and owner Rich Vandenburgh, Brooklyn Beer co-founder and owner Steve Hindy, Rushing Duck co-founder and owner Nikki Cavanaugh and Lake Placid Pub % Brewery/Big Slide Brewing owner Chris Ericson.
BMI helped the New York State Craft Brewers Association kick off their annual conference in Albany recently (3/7) with a special performance by BMI songwriter and season 8 winner of The Voice Sawyer Fredericks. Fredericks, who is from just up the road in Fultonville, entertained the audience of craft brewers from across New York state with songs from his latest album Hide Your Ghost. The talented 19 year-old is currently in the midst of a national tour with his band. The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is a proponent for breweries, microbreweries, brewpubs and brewing affiliated businesses in New York state.