For the 11th consecutive year, David Reed will return to beautiful St. John to perform his reknown and eclectic brand of fingerpickin’ guitar-vocal groove music. Whether performing solo, or with his duo TuTu Much, Reed displays solid musicianship, crafting heartfelt songs (he was finalist in the Newport Folk Festival’s 2004 song competition) and creating interesting interpretations of well-known favorites that drift seamlessly through blues, folk, rock, reggae and calypso styles. Beginning as a founding member of New England’s premier jam band, Max Creek, Reed has honed considerable chops and a comfortable presence that has led him to venues in the Caribbean, Switzerland, Italy, England and Bulgaria where he has shared festival stages with world-class artists like Third World, David Bromberg, Commander Cody and Jesse Winchester. Reed and his music were profiled in the April ’06 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine and blues musician Rory Block once wrote of him, “David Reed is an extremely competent, polished and exciting musician.” His third solo album “Asleep At The Keel” garners positive reviews and features one of Reed’s short stories that is set on St. John.
Making music on the island since 1999, David Reed and TuTu Much certainly are not strangers to St. John and are pleased to consider many of its residents and venues their ‘friends’. They have performed at the Cinnamon and Maho Bay camps, Aqua Bistro, Island Blues, Skinny Legs and The Banana Deck. Again this year, Eddie and Guy at Miss Lucy’s Restaurant in Friis Bay, St. John are the exclusive hosts for Reed and TuTu Much, featuring Mary Knysh on vocals, flutes, steel pan and mandolin. TuTu Much performs from March 3-14, and David Reed presents his solo show, American Idle, March 17-19. All performances are on the patio of Miss Lucy’s Restaurant, Tuesday through Saturday evenings from 6-9PM. (Reservations are strongly encouraged: 340.693.5244)
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