'Baldhead' Fred Rautmann was born 3-29-69 to Wanita Rautmann, Dance Master of America and PGA Tour Player and Golf Professional, Dick Rautmann. Fred grew up with impeccable timing and a passion to entertain.
Fred purchased his first drum set, an eleven piece double kick Tama with Roto-toms and Octobons, during his ski instructor days at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort in the early 90’s. He practiced and performed his first gig with Darren Ventura at a local party in the Strawberry, CA area.
In 1993 Fred moved to Auburn, CA and joined the band Stone Soup. Stone Soup's first show would be Baldhead Fred’s debut with his trademark-shaved head and his Scandinavian Birch, Sonor Force 3000 drum set. Stone Soup sounded great that night and BHF was hooked on learning a new craft. Fred still uses the Sonor drum set today!
Fred honed his skills playing with many projects. Nameing a few; Nowhere Near, Maxx Cabello, Backyard Blues Band, Lara Price Band, 420 Hudson St, Monterey Tribute to Ray Charles Project, Tangled Roots, The Station and toured with the legendary Candye Kane Band and recorded on her last album, before her passing, "Coming Out Swingin Featuring Laura Chavez". The tour with Candye, Laura Chavez (one of Fred's best friends and long time playing companion) and Kennan Shaw took Fred to over 30 US States and 9 European Countries.
Currently, Fred is building a family with the Love of his life, Bethany McQueen and their two children. He is playing local shows in the South Bay Area with Double Barrel, featuring Russ Cox on lead guitar and vocals w/ Jack Cannon on bass. Blues Kill, featuring Laura Chavez on guitar, Sara Denice-Ruvalcaba on vocals and Jack Cannon on bass. The Backyard Blues Band featuring Mario Ramirez on harp & vocals, Mike Baldwin on guitar & vocals and Sam Jellsey on bass.
You can find BHF, when not on tour, golf caddying at CordeValle Golf Course in San Martin, CA home of the 2016 US Womens Open Golf Tournament where Fred caddied for low amatuer Hye-Jin Choi. Fred is the 2011-12 Golf Caddie, Match Play Champion of CordeValle. He has held a +1.5 handicap and is currently working on getting it to a +4. Fred played Football, Golf and Tennis in College. He Ski Instructed and was a Raft Guide in Central and Northern CA.
One of BHF’s dreams would be to win a senior PGA Tour Golf Event.