TamPro's COVID-19 Status
Along with most of the world, we are on what we hope is a temporary hiatus as we practice 'social distancing' and 'sheltering-in-place' during the COVID-19 pandemic. It sure ain't any fun, but it also beats the alternative so we encourage you to do likewise and stay safe.
We can report that all of us are well and hope to stay that way, and we wish the same for you. To date, ALL of David Reed, TuTu Much and Introverts gigs have been cancelled or 'postponed to a later date'. We will announce any new dates as they become confirmed and the status of the nation warrants without jeopardizing anyone's health or well-being.
In the meanwhile, David has been posting live videos of songs on regular basis that you can find at #songsofcomfort or on David Reed's Facebook page. Check 'em out and let him know what you think. Also, you might consider purchasing or downloading one of David's or The Introverts' recordings on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other music sites - that way you can still hear the music, AND support the TamPro musicians who could really use the money now!
As always, thank you for your interest and support, and we hope to see you ON STAGE real soon!
“Groove Music from the Caribbean to the Delta!”
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$y's (mostly) light-hearted stories and essays in Blogwash.
BETTER YET, come on out to a live show...we'd love to meet you! We think you'll enjoy what you find under our virtual Big Red Umbrella. We believe once you do, you'll come back for more! And to our families, fans and friends, THANK YOU for supporting David Reed, Tamboura Productions and Dry Ducks Records over the past 31 years!
- David Reed
To date, ALL of David Reed, TuTu Much and Introverts gigs have been cancelled or 'postponed to a later date'. We will announce any new dates as they become confirmed and the status of the nation warrants without jeopardizing anyone's health or well-being.
No.10, 10 Castle St., Gt. Barrington, MA
Won't be a Christmas carol within earshot, but you can still warm up with the BoIs and imbibe in some holiday cheer (over 100 kinds of whisky at the bar!) while you shake yer ol' bones to some Caribe-vibe folkrockin' reggae and cigar box blues!
New Lebanon Public Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY
David Reed - with a collection of "Dr. Ea$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!