Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid: Extraordinary Holiday Music
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist HARVEY REID has honed his craft over the last 35 years in countless clubs, festivals, streetcorners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a "giant of the steel strings" and "one of the true treaures of American acoustic music." He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His 22 recordings on Woodpecker Records showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
Reid's skills and versatility on the guitar alone mark him as an important new voice in acoustic music. He won the 1981 National Fingerpicking Guitar Competition and the 1982 International Autoharp competition. Yet he's also a veteran musician with a long list of studio and band credits, a strong flatpicker who has won the Beanblossom bluegrass guitar contest, a versatile and engaging singer, a powerful lyricist, prolific composer, arranger and songwriter, a solid mandolin and bouzouki player, and a seasoned performer and captivating entertainer. And he plays the 6-string banjo and the autoharp like you've never heard. Check out Harvey:
JOYCE ANDERSEN is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. She lived and toured out of Boston, Nashville, and NYC before returning to her native New England in 2000 where she lives with her husband, Harvey Reid, and their two boys, in York, ME. Andersen has made 9 CDs: 5 solo and 4 with Reid. Her 5th solo CD, Swerve, (Oct. 2011), marks the invention of her innovative new "violin troubadour" sound which reflects her passion for a variety of styles (old-time, rock, americana, pop, swing) her strengths as an improviser, and her new found interest in using technology (loops, effects etc.) to harness new sonic landscapes and launch into extended psychedelic jams.
We give you two enormously talented performers who come together to present an enormous diversity of song styles, in this venue, music for the season.
Crafts and coffee from our Sister Communities in El Salvador will be on sale as well. Pupusas (Salvadoran delicacy) will be served during intermission!!
First Parish UU in Watertown (View)
35 Church St.
Watertown, MA 02472
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