"Americana Groove Music from the Caribbean to the Delta"

 

January 2021:  COVID-19 Status  

Along with most of the intelligent world, I remain on what I hope is a temporary hiatus from all performances as I practice sheltering-in-place during this seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic.  It sure ain't any fun, often feeling more like 'house arrest', but it also beats the alternative!  So I encourage you to do likewise and stay safe.  

March, April and May 2020: New Live Videos!

I posted some live videos of songs recorded from my winter digs in St. Augustine that you can find at #songsofcomfort or on my Facebook page.  Check 'em out and let me know what you think.  Also, you might consider purchasing or downloading one of my recordings on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other music sites - that way you can still hear the music, AND support musicians who could really use the coin now!

July 2020: DR Undergoes Hand Surgery

For over a dozen years, I've endured the gradual ravages of a genetic condition known as Dupuytrens Contracture.  This is a disorder of the hand in which the tendons, over time, contract and pull the fingers towards the palm of the hand into a distorted 'claw' and large pads of skin form on the palm and under the finger joints.  Needless to say, this is NOT an ideal situation for a guitarist and instrument maker!  

The sometimes painful condition seriously impacted my left hand's span and range of motion, thus making playing guitar more and more, shall we say, "challenging".  It was simply a matter of time before the surgical solution had to be done, and due to COVID's negative impact upon my performance schedule, the time had arrived.  The process involves 'day surgery' and at least two months of physical therapy...and it renders this one-handed patient quite cranky, nearly useless and seriously bored. Life for this Lefty has gotten much more complicated.  But the prognosis is very good and I've been told that I'll be playing my instruments better than ever in a couple of months.

August 2020: Surgical Update

Even though my wife Claudia has dubbed me "The English Impatient" due to my unrealistic expectation that I should be able to already do handstands (though I never could do handstands) and play guitar for hours - one month post-surgery!  My hand is healing, albeit slowly, and I've been able to play my instruments for up to an hour a day.  Several 'socially distant' gig offers have come in during this time that have been refused, but hopefully covid conditions will abate so that I and my cohorts can get back out and at it soon! 

As always, thank you for your interest and support,

and I hope to see you at a show real soon!

 IN 2021, David Reed & Tamboura Productions celebrates 32 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, I combined my artistic vision and multi-instrumental/vocal/songwriting talents with those of percussionist Armando Zanecchia's to create 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 up to 7 members! - earning an endearing reputation for being the only Caribe-vibe dance band in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts...and way beyond. 

      MY ADVENTURES have taken me and my various musical permutations through time and space to festivals and venues throughout East Coast USA, the Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland, England...even Bulgaria!  Little did I know at the time what a journey I had embarked upon, gathering fantastic musicians and experiences along the way! 

      I INVITE YOU to explore the pages of this website. Get acquainted by reading bios, sampling Audio & Video Clips, and viewing glimpses of my travels and adventures in the FotoGalleria.  Visit the Dry Ducks General Store for my recordings - including the 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 my (mostly) light-hearted stories and essays in Blogwash. 

     BETTER YET, come on out to a live show...I'd love to meet you! And I think you'll enjoy what you find under this here virtual Big Red Umbrella. I believe once you do, you'll come back for more! 

And to my family, fans and friends, THANK YOU for supporting David Reed, Tamboura Productions and Dry Ducks Records over the past 32 years! 

Cheers!  

- DR

 

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

Outdoor Dining on Railroad Street!, 20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA 01230

A rare (for these COVID times!) solo appearance, DR is taking his eclectic songbag and array of stringed things to the streets of Gt. Barrington, MA to play for the intrepid street diners all up and down the thoroughfare. If the weather cooperates, it's gonna be good! And if the weather doesn't cooperate, DR will be gone again.

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

Outdoor Dining on Railroad Street!, 20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA 01230

A rare (for these COVID times!) solo appearance, DR is taking his eclectic songbag and array of stringed things to the streets of Gt. Barrington, MA to play for the intrepid street diners all up and down the thoroughfare. If the weather cooperates, it's gonna be good! And if the weather doesn't cooperate, DR will be gone again.

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