'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. Nowhere Near, Maxx Cabello, Backyard Blues Band, Lara Price Band, 420 Hudson St, Monterey Tribute to Ray Charles Project, Tangled Roots, The Station and finally landed his latest gig in 2011 touring with Candye Kane, Laura Chavez (best friend) and Kennan Shaw. The tour took him across the US and 9 European Countries. Fred enjoyed every moment and was honored to be the drummer on Candye's last album, Coming Out Swinging, released June 18, 2013.
Fred currently stepped down as a touring drummer and is back in Hollister, CA playing local shows, while he builds a family with Bethany McQueen.
Congradulations! The babies a Boy! 11-25-2014
Congradulations! The babies a Girl! 02-02-2017
Fred is currently working as a Golf Caddie at CordeValle GC in San Martin, CA. His ability to read the challenging greens and give perfect yardage makes him one of the best. He is available for requests and currently works seven days a week.Fun Facts:
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. Fred caddied for low amatuer Hye-Jin Choi in the 2016 Open at CordeValle. Fred is the 2011-12 Golf Caddie, Match Play Champion of CordeValle. He has held a +handicap and is currently working on getting it back.
You can catch Jack Cannon, Laura Chavez and BHF at jam sessions throughout the South Bay-Area when not touring. Murphy's Law on Mondays, Poor House Bistro on Tuesdays or the Grand Dell Saloon on Thursdays.
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.