PORTLAND, Maine — Fat Knuckle Freddy has been riffing on an old cigar box guitar for years; just jamming away is one of his favorite things to do. 

His latest album is something he's been working on for nearly five years; not because he couldn't seem to finish writing, but because he couldn't find the perfect instrument for it. 

He found it: a national resonator guitar. This is his third, but the other two just never sounded right. 

You can hear Fat Knuckle Freddy play his new album, "Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar" on May 17th, at Blue in Portland: https://portcityblue.com/events/fat-knuckle-freddy-2018-06-08/