It’s A Blue Hill Day – A Tribute To Christopher Dedrick

Sandy Dedrick, lead singer of The Free Design has produced and recorded a solo album entitled It’s a Blue Hill Day: A Tribute to Christopher Dedrick. The Free Design was made up of brothers and sisters of the Dedrick family who grew up in the beautiful countryside of western New York State. Many of the light and breezy songs Free Design fans love to this day (“Kites are Fun”, “Love You”, “I Found Love”) were inspired by their surroundings, their family, friends and experiences on the hill they affectionately dubbed “Blue Hill.”

Sadly, Christopher Dedrick passed away in August 2010 and, wanting to honor him, Sandy chose and recorded 14 of his mostly unrecorded songs, and released 10 of them in 2012.

In the tradition of The Free Design, It’s a Blue Hill Day is filled with beautiful songs and arrangements written by Chris between 1975 and 2010 and backing Sandy’s voice is a band of musicians acknowledged as some of the best jazz and classical players of today. Fans of The Free Design should definitely check this out. It’s a Blue Hill Day is available now, grab a copy from

Also, be sure to catch The Free Design on the cover of September’s Shindig! You can snag a copy from

We’ll leave you with The Free Design doing “My Brother Woody,” a song Chris wrote about their youngest brother, Jason.

We miss you, Christopher.