Born and raised in south Georgia, Freddie Beyah speaks to the world with his instrument. He was first influenced musically by his father and his brother, Willie Hill. In junior high school, Beyah formed his first band the "Sounds of Soul." Recognizing his talent, the Velvetone Band, of Albany State College, recruited him, and he moved to Atlanta with the band in 1970. The Velvetones evolved and became known as the Third World Band. Henry Wynn Enterprises and Production Company signed the Band and Beyah, along with the Velvetones, began touring with the legendary Al Green and William Bell. As versatile as he is skilled, Beyah has brought his distinctive sound to stages alongside artists such as, Mitty Collier, Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Benny Latimore, Ollie Woodson, Members of the S.O.S. Band, R.B. Hudmond, Dorothy Moore, Millie Jackson and Johnny Taylor, among others. Beyah currently performs as a solo guitarist in some of Atlanta's best-known blues and jazz venues, as well as at private functions. He also is band leader for the Willie Hill Blues Revue.