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
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/event/berkshire-mountain-guitar-summit/ 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: Robin O'herin John Zarvis
Jay Fruet Jack Waldheim
and yours truly, Dave Reed
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."
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
". . . Tamboura gives just enough clever patter to create a genuine party atmosphere."
Aliyah Marsh - Jamaican NYU exchange student
"This band could play anywhere in the Caribbean...and no one would dis them!"
The Chatham (NY) Courier –Rory Block, blues musician & recording artist
"Reed is an extremely competent, polished and exciting musician. We'll be hearing from him."
Berkshire Eagle –Seth Rogovoy
"'Eclecticity' highlights Reed's deft acoustic guitar playing...he is a master of his craft."
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
"David Reed and his band, Tamboura, delivers the passionate edge of rock with the primal pulse of worldbeat."
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."