Soule Monde is instrumental, organ-driven funk in its purest form. Erupting from the syncopated minds of power-drummer Russ Lawton and organ-wizard Ray Paczkowski, the duo take soul-jazz back to the deep end. Forged off a sound that originated with Booker T. and Jimmy Smith, yet highly influenced by the redeveloped grooves crafted by Medeski, Martin & Wood and The Beastie Boys, Soule Monde is the ideal union of swagger and raw talent. Over a decade of touring together as members of The Trey Anastasio Band has fervently cemented these two into an indestructible pocket, and bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by near-telepathic response from the other. These strut-worthy rhythms are further accentuated by a passionate longing for melodic story arcs. So while their songs will make your ass shake like a Jello plate on the San Andreas Fault, they will also take you on a narrative journey of harmonic exploration.
Paczkowski has an intrepid knowledge of the Hammond B3, playing it as fearlessly as Han Solo flies the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field. Meanwhile, his left hand lays down bass lines on the clavinet with the ferocity of the meanest four-string, soul-cat. Lawton is constantly responding to his partner’s attacks – pushing the groove further and deeper, whilst still holding the pocket like he’s handcuffed to the snare. Don’t ever expect the beat to drop with Soule Monde, and at the same time don’t expect to get stuck in one groove. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. Quite simply, this is the jazz-duo your parents warned you about.
Russ Lawton has been a staple of the Vermont music scene for years. He’s collaborated with a vast array of VT acts, including Mike Gordon, The Grippo Funk Band, and Strangefolk, and has been touring and recording with T.A.B. since 1998. He’s credited with co-writing the Grammy-nominated song “First Tube” which appeared on Phish’s 2000 album, Farmhouse.
Ray Paczkowski has been involved with a number of lauded acts over the years, first gaining recognition in the mid 90’s as a member of the legendary Vermont act, Viperhouse, and later on with his power trio, Vorcza. He toured and recorded with Dave Matthews & Friends for 3 years, and has been the keyboardist for T.A.B. since 2001.
Brooks Williams is the proverbial triple threat. He plays a fiery guitar, has a rich and silky voice, and writes hook-laden songs. He is one of the most commanding performers on the acoustic roots scene, walking the line between Blues and Americana, he is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.
The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” For 25 years he has been wowing audiences worldwide, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues to inventive covers to his own recent original compositions. Dirty Linen calls him one of “America’s musical treasures.”
Born in Statesboro Georgia USA – from the land of blues legend Blind Willie McTell – Williams’ southern roots took hold of his music when he moved to Boston Massachusetts USA in his late teens. It was there, in the little clubs and bars of New York and New England, that he developed his sound, playing 5-6 nights a week. The mid-week gigs were in raucous bars (think Blues Brothers and chicken wire and you’re nearly there!) with Williams typically playing for four hours without stopping. The weekend gigs were in quiet coffeehouses (the same ones that year’s earlier featured the likes of a Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Smither, Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman) where audiences hung on every riff and lyric. Williams learned his trade between these two extremes.
David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.
A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.
Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
"David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day." Shelter Valley Folk Festival.
David Francey was born in Ayrshire, Scotland where he got his first taste of the working life as a paperboy. At age 10 he was devouring the newspapers he delivered, establishing a life-long interest in politics and world events while developing the social conscience that forms the backdrop of his songs.
He was twelve when his family immigrated to Toronto. He says he can trace his love of the land, the history, and the people of his adopted country to weekend family drives exploring southern Ontario. Music played a large part in these family outings. They sang traditional Scottish tunes as they drove through the Canadian countryside. Dad and sister Muriel sang melody, while mother and David sang harmonies.
The Flying Goose, New London, NH
The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. His latest, Greenin Up, is a compilation of some re-recordings of his finest work. Released in conjunction with the Maine Farmland Trust, it is a celebration of rural life.
“Having grown up around country people and farmers, rural life has always been the wellspring for a lot of my best work,” Mallett said. “I was glad to be able to put some of my best ‘nature tunes’ in one collection and help draw attention to and to support such a worthy cause as the Maine Farmland Trust, which essentially helps prevent valuable farm land from being turned into housing and strip malls. I’ve always wanted to revisit some of my old stuff, like ‘April’, and present a more ‘seasoned’ version of some of these songs.”
Mallett includes three new songs — “Fat of the Land”, “Dogs & Horses” and “Beautiful Rose” — along with re-recordings of his better known tunes like the American classic “Garden Song,” “Summer of My Dreams,” “I Knew This Place”, “Good Times” and “April.”
Greenin’ Up is the culmination of a musical career that began when Mallett was eleven years old, playing in a country and folk duo, The Mallett Brothers, with his older brother, Neil. “We played everything from old songs like ‘Carry Me Back To Old Virginny’, which is the only song that my father ever sang,” recalled Mallett, “to stuff that was on the radio, Johnny Cash to Peter Paul and Mary. to Sinatra. We had our own tv show in the sixties for a few seasons, made a few 45s and did a lot of nice shows. It was a great way to grow up in show business.”
As an acting student at the University of Maine, Mallett discovered the music of singersongwriters like Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan and soon began writing his own songs. “Up until that point, I thought of myself as a singer,” he said. “In college, everybody that was singing also wrote. I realized that that was what I wanted to do. I was a theater major. I felt short-changed that I had to speak someone else’s words. I felt that, if I became a singer-songwriter, I could sing my own words.”
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From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970’s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians. Although his academic coursework at Moravian College lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements. Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident MC and sound man, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs – mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Soon he started traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many a major singer-songwriter) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. Those who had at one time inspired him – Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin – had become his peers.
In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of John’s talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and, when an offer came from Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that label’s imprint, High Street Records. He proceeded to record five albums with High Street over the next seven years: Land of the Bottom Line, Jack’s Crows, Temporary Road, Out of the Valley and Between Five and Seven. His albums and his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) brought new accolades for his craft. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. He also started sharing tours with many notable friends—Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All this brought his music to an ever-widening audience. His video for the single “When She Kisses Me” found a long-term rotation on VH-1’s “Current Country,” as well as on CMT and the Nashville Network.
Cleveland-born David Wilcox was inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, ‘How Did You Find Me Here’, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth. Now, 17 albums into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David continues to find and deliver joy, inspiration, and invention.
Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter', his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.
Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night. It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”
Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the fertile Boston folk scene. He has won an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards, sung at Fenway Park for the Red Sox, The Boston Garden for the Celtics and even had the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino, proclaim it "Ellis Paul Day in Boston" on July 9th, 2010 when Ellis celebrated his 20th year in making music.
Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the fertile Boston folk scene. He helped create a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk rock style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 90's. His charismatic, personally authentic performance style has influenced a generation of artists away from the artifice of pop, and closer towards the realness of folk. Though he remains among the most pop-friendly of today's singer-songwriters - his songs regularly appear in hit movie and TV soundtracks - he has bridged the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger more successfully than perhaps any of his songwriting peers.
He has won an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards, sung at Fenway Park for the Red Sox, The Boston Garden for the Celtics and even had the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino, proclaim it "Ellis Paul Day in Boston" on July 9th, 2010 when Ellis celebrated his 20th year in making music. "There are differences between the me now and the me I was in the early '90s," he says quietly. "I have a reliable fan base that keeps a roof over my head, for which I'm so thankful. And I think they're also willing and forgiving enough for me to go through any evolution I choose, as long as the core of what I do is honest, and that I continue to write songs and stories about the things I see around me."
Pat and the hats is a pop-rock band based in Central New Hampshire. Their greatest strength is having an extensive catalogue of polished original tunes. At a live performance the band has a lively and almost theatrical approach to their stage presence.
Pat and the hats is a pop-rock band based in Central New Hampshire. Members include lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrik Gochez, Lead Guitarist Scott Solski, Bassist Brenden Harisiades, and drummer Bobby rice. The band was first created in efforts to support Patrik’s 12-song solo album “Heavy Loader”, yet quickly transformed into a dynamic and unique 4-piece unit.
“Rock” is a common ingredient in all of Pat & the Hats music. The band flaunts a unique version of pop rock influenced by music of the 1960s, yet touches upon many unrelated genres in the same breath. Their identity has become a melting pot under the banner of a lively pop-rock band.
Their greatest strength is having an extensive catalogue of polished original tunes. At a live performance the band has a lively and almost theatrical approach to their stage presence. On recordings Pats background in music production and the rest of the bands extraordinary talents have given them the ability to create, mold and capture a unique and catchy sound.
Over thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment.
Over thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
They have recorded 16 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. Their latest album, "The Fire and the Passion of Scotland" won the 2013 Album of the Year award from Celtic Radio in the U.S. as well as first place in the "Jigs and Reels" category for the set of tunes on the album. Celtic Radio says, "The band displays an attachment and a reverence for their roots from the very start. The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies."
Besides the bands regular tours abroad in the last few years they have endeavored to take their show to the theaters, art center's and community halls around Scotland. Touring and seeing their native land is something the band really enjoys. Simply put, "North Sea Gas" is a highly entertaining Scottish folk band who has an ever-growing fan base ranging through all age groups thus giving the "Gas" show a wonderful atmosphere.
Christine Lavin Presents: On the Funny Side of the Street with Don White
Christine Lavin, a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist living in New York, has recorded 20 solo albums. She has also produced nine compilation CD's showcasing the work of dozens of songwriters whose work she loves - one of them, the food-themed One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited. For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on XM Satellite Radio, playing CD's slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Breakfast Show on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, the St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, and "Broadway After Dark").
Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond; and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, and David Burnham, cabaret divas Andrea Marcovicci, Barbara Brussell, and Colleen McHugh, the college a cappella Dartmouth Decibelles, and the NC State "Accapology", and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes championship.
The routes, and roots, of his blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful or playful. He's a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of Davis' creativity.
Whether Guy Davis is appearing on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien" or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," "Mountain Stage" or David Dye's "World Cafe", in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music Camp, Guy feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his 'all'.
The routes, and roots, of his blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful or playful. He's a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of Davis' creativity.
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.
On his upcoming June 8th release "Shouts and Whispers", singer-songwriter Ari Hest creates a non-typical collection of tracks that ultimately form a cohesive narrative. While 'Shouts and Whispers' is an excellent indication of what Hest is capable of, his live show may leave even more of an impression. Watching him play, one can't help but be thrust into his world, hanging on every word like a child listening to a ghost story.
On his upcoming June 8th release "Shouts and Whispers", singer-songwriter Ari Hest creates a non-typical collection of tracks that ultimately form a cohesive narrative. With songs of sadness and resignation giving way to lucidity and catharsis, Hest's introspection and intelligence are on display. creating moments of magic within his poetic, spare lyrics and backing them up with his ear for haunting melodies.
"I've always been the introspective type. I guess as a singer-songwriter you're gonna have some of that anyway in your make up. My previous records were inward most of the time, but 'Shouts and Whispers' has another distinct angle, one of understanding the world I live in and embracing how I fit into it a bit easier than I used to."
Hest has released seven albums, three Eps, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. In addition, Hest is half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with longtime friend Rosi Golan.
While 'Shouts and Whispers' is an excellent indication of what Hest is capable of, his live show may leave even more of an impression. Watching him play, one can't help but be thrust into his world, hanging on every word like a child listening to a ghost story.
REBECCA LOEBE - Opening for Ari Hest
Award-winning singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe is both candid and self-deprecating, attributes that shine through in her songwriting and laugh-out-loud storytelling. Since quitting her job as a full-time recording studio engineer, she has performed an average of 150 shows per year in listening rooms, festivals, and theaters in over 30 states of the US and in Europe. Last Spring she took a break from the road to appear as a contestant on Seasoon 1 of NBC's "The Voice," with a performance of Nirvana's 'Come As You Are' that inspired Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine to offer her mentorship and charted on iTunes worldwide. An Atlanta native, Loebe now makes her home in Austin. She is touring nationally to support her 3rd full length release "Circus Heart," an album that mixes intimate folk with jubilant pop and has received rave reviews from all over the world.
Mach Turtle has been part of the Northeast music scene for over a decade now. Their unique twist on popular artists songs makes them a must see act as you will likely never see a song performed the same way twice.
Mach Turtle has been part of the Northeast music scene for over a decade now. Their unique twist on popular artists songs makes them a must see act as you will likely never see a song performed the same way twice. The band likes to work a track or two off of the mainstream hits from artists that you know well.
Many songs take on a unique arrangement that make the "Turtle" renditions much more than "cover songs". For example, Mach Turtle's version of Bob Dylan's classic "Tangled Up & Blue" has a back beat and a bridge that gives it a whole new identity. Angel From Montgomery has been covered in many different ways, but Mach Turtle's arrangement will leave you smiling with acceptance. The dance floor has never been empty during Mach Turtle's rendition of a Grateful Dead classic, "Frankin's Tower", performed with shuffle with attitude.
Although there have been changes in the band through the years, they hold true to their original mission of delivering quality music to the local scene. Their motto has always been, "Think Global, Rock Local!" The current line up features Jake Stiles on bass guitar and vocals, Steve Nurme on guitar and vocals, Ted Hebert on guitar and vocals, Andy Young on keyboards, and Jeff Neilson on drums.
Performing two nights! When calling for reservations please specify which date you are purchasing tickets for.
"Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." (Tori Amos)
HOW TO ROB A BANK, the latest release from esteemed guitarist/singer-songwriter WILLY PORTER showcases his continued growth as a songwriter and recording artist. Porter offers a rich blend of salt and sugar tracks that move easily from rough-hewn electric edges into soulful irony with equal aplomb.
Frets Magazine called Porter "a genre-defying maverick." He continues on that path as he easily transitions from the light-hearted McCartney-esque "Lemon Tree" into "I Didn't Bring it Up," in which Porter wryly declares he "checked the oil and cleared the gutters" of mid-life marriage. In the electric guitar driven "Hard Place" he digs into three generations of an American soldier's perspective.
"Willy Porter has crafted some of his most irresistibly tuneful songs yet." (Shepherd Express)
"Porter is at the top of his game, working off his creative debt to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
A Catie Curtis Christmas Show
"We hope you will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it - with lots of tea, holiday spirit and laughter, deep into the cold, quiet night of winter." - Catie
Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the U.S. for 20 years and releasing 13 CD's. Her credits include touring with the Lilith Fair, and winning Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, and recording a duet with Kris Kristofferson. She has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times.
Her 11th recording delivers some of the finest material of her career: ten original songs that push her own musical boundaries and explore "the difficult edges of passing events" in life, harsh realities that are tempered with moments of fleeting beauty. It's this portrayal of universal life experiences, wrapped in Curtis' brand of evocative songwriting, that continues to earn her fans and impress critics.
About A Catie Curtis Christmas: For three years in a row, Catie Curtis has been invited to the White House to perform for the holidays. While rehearsing with her quartet the night before the 2010 performance, Catie and company - Elana Arian (violin), Ingrid Graudins (vocals), and John Jennings (baritone guitar, vocals) - quickly realized the holiday spirit was in the air, and needed to be captured right away. They zipped over to the studio and recorded five songs late into the night. In December 2011, with snow flurries swirling, the group circled up in the studio and recorded another batch of songs. Curtis explains, "These White House shows generated a spirit of anticipation and magic and reminded me why I love this time of year. For me the holidays are not just about the sacred or the secular - it's about the feeling of love and possibility."
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration... a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.
Tom Rush began his musical career in the early '60's playing the Boston-Area clubs while a Harvard student. He had released two albums by the time he graduate. Rush displayed then, as he does today, an uncanny knack for finding wonderful songs, and writing his own - many of which have become classics re-interpreted by new generations. (It is a testimony to the universality of his appeal that his songs have been folk hits, country hits, heavy metal and rap hits.) Signed by Elektra in 1965, Rush made three albums for them culminating in The Circle game, which, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era.
Today, Tom Rush lives in Vermont when he's not touring. His voice has grown even richer and more melodic with training and time, and his music, like a fine wine, has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences. He's doing what he loves, and what audiences love him for: writing and playing, passionately tenderly...knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.
Reid has honed his craft over the last 40 years in countless clubs, festivals, cafes, coffee houses, and concert halls across the nation, and absorbed a vast repertoire of American music and woven it into his own colorful, personal, and distinctive style.
Songwriter and instrumentalist Harvey Reid is most widely known for his peerless acoustic finger-style guitar work, but is also a former bluegrass picker, a versatile and engaging singer, a powerful lyricist, a solid mandolin and bouzouki player, and a seasoned performed and entertainer. His 6-string banjo work is unmatched and he is certainly among the best autoharp players ever.
Reid has honed his craft over the last 40 years in countless clubs, festivals, cafes, coffee houses, and concert halls across the nation, and absorbed a vast repertoire of American music and woven it into his own colorful, personal, and distinctive style. He has released 25 highly-acclaimed independent albums on Woodpecker Records that showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip-folk to country, slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
Reid has never ventured into the mainstream, and has operated "below the radar" of the music business, but his reputation as a musician's musician is widespread. He has been a freatured act at many of America's premiere concert clubs and festivals. You'll find elements of the traditional troubadour, the modern poet-songwriter, the American back porch picker, the classical virtuoso, and a bit of Will Rogers style dry humor and satire. Reid has a vast repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs, and weaves them seamlessly together with his own compositions and dry humor.