IN 2020, David Reed & Tamboura Productions celebrates 31 Years of creating always distinctive, diverse and high-quality artistic entertainment, recordings and hand-made musical instruments for music lovers of all ages.
BEGINNING in 1989 with the combined vision and talents of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/songwriter David Reed and percussionist Armando Zanecchia's exotic (and quixotic!) interpretations of contemporary folkrock, blues and world-beat music, the fledgling DuoTamboura (taking its "Tamboura" moniker from the Caribbean island of Dominica's “drum of the merengue”) organically expanded - sometimes to 7 members! - earning an endearing (and enduring) reputation for being the only Caribe-vibe dance band in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts...and way beyond.
OUR ADVENTURES have taken David Reed and various musical permutations through time and space to festivals and venues throughout East Coast USA, the Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland, England...even Bulgaria! Little did we know at the time what a journey we had embarked upon, gathering fantastic musicians and experiences along the way!
WE INVITE YOU to peruse the pages of our website. Get acquainted with us by reading our bios, sampling our Audio & Video Clips, and viewing glimpses of our travels and adventures in the FotoGalleria. Visit the Dry Ducks General Store for our recordings - including our latest release, "Gypsy Davy" - hand-made shakers, cigar box instruments from Dr. Ea$y's Sonic Boxes and cigar box lighting from Dr. Ea$y's Man Cave Lighting Co. Or, read some of David Reed's and Dr. Ea$y's (mostly) light-hearted stories and essays in Blogwash.
BETTER YET, come on out to a live show...we'd love to meet you! We think you'll enjoy what you find under our virtual Big Red Umbrella. We believe once you do, you'll come back for more! And to our families, fans and friends, THANK YOU for supporting David Reed, Tamboura Productions and Dry Ducks Records over the past 31 years!
- David Reed
David Reed & The Introverts
No.10, 10 Castle St., Gt. Barrington, MA
Won't be a Christmas carol within earshot, but you can still warm up with the BoIs and imbibe in some holiday cheer (over 100 kinds of whisky at the bar!) while you shake yer ol' bones to some Caribe-vibe folkrockin' reggae and cigar box blues!
David Reed & The Introverts - "In Concert"
New Lebanon Public Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY
David Reed - with a collection of "Dr. Ea$y's Sonic Boxes", a conch shell trumpet and suitcase drum - with his trio, The Introverts (Sam Earnshaw/drums and Scott McKenney/bass) returns to the NLPL for an erudite evening of hootin' 'n hollerin' whoop-di-do! You'll hear original folk, Bar-B-Q country blues, Caribe-vibe calypso & reggae (and a raga!) like you've never heard whilst observing the flying phalanges and erstwhile wit of DR & The Introverts. Dancing is encouraged. Libraries - not just books anymore!
1st Annual Berkshire Mountain Guitar Summit
The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
DR and his CBGs have been invited to be a part of the 1st Annual Berkshire Mountain Guitar Summit to be held at the legendary Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. He is honored to share the stage with nine of the county's finest guitarists, and he's absolutely sure he'll be the ONLY one playing a cigar box that night! Come on out to the Colonial and warm up with lotsa HOT licks from these fine folks:
and yours truly, Dave Reed