David Reed ~ "Groove Music from the Caribbean to the Delta"




Press Reviews


The Barn Chronicles - Nick Keene

"David Reed has been an anchor and tireless innovator in the Berkshires' Live Music scene for almost 4 decades. Originally one of the founding members of the legendary Max Creek band in 1971, he went on to form multiple musical incarnations including Tamboura, The Band of Introverts, The Venerable Tutus and many others.  David has played extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe and his vibrant performance style reflects a heavy Caribbean influence as a well as a deep understanding and passion for American musicology."

The Artful Mind - March, 2015 - Harryet Candee



Tradewinds - St. John, USVI  –Jaime Elliiot

"Reed seamlessly transitions from reggae to blues to calypso to rock in his playing, bringing us along on a wonderful, quixotic musical journey."


Corriere del Ticino  –Fernando Lavezzo

"The band Tamboura played the most original performance of the day with its Caribbean-styled medley of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, I'll Fly Away and Amazing Grace."


Giornale del Popolo  –Roberto Guidi

"Tamboura es bella scopeta del festival."
"Tamboura is the most beautiful surprise of the Festival."


Berkshire Eagle  –Seth Rogovoy

"They are a real musicians' band with a groove colored with tones and shades from around the world that always moves forward in an approach similar to the Grateful Dead, with whom Tamboura shares an easygoing sensibility."


The Paper (Chatham, NY)  –Michael Krawitz


The Chatham (NY) Courier  –Rory Block, blues musician & recording artist


Berkshire Eagle  –Seth Rogovoy


Taste Budd's Cafe Newsletter (Red Hook, NY)  –Dan Budd

"David fills the room with delightful sounds and emits a passion for music that you can really feel!"


Connecticut Magazine  –Ram Miles


Bennington (VT) Banner  –unknown reviewer

"Reed's plaintive vocals, when combined with his worldbeat leanings, makes for a slight similarity to artists David Byrne and Peter Gabriel."