Drew's new CD available here!
Welcome to Drew Reid's website.
Drew is a well-traveled singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist who also produces festivals and special events. Based in Nashville, TN and Florida, Drew is known for a vast repertoire in his live shows, extensive musical knowledge and experience and a wry sense of humor. He has appeared in concert with Jimmy Buffett, The Guess Who, Asleep At The Wheel, Mickey Newbury, John Stewart , Billy Jo Shaver and the cream of Nashville's performing songwriting community.
In 1995 Drew released his first full length CD Journey Proud backed by members of The Amazing Rhythm Aces and Dolly Parton's band. The second project, released in 2002, was The American War 1861-1865, a blend of Drew's original songs about aspects of the Civil War and traditional instrumentals. Only musical instruments that existed during the War are used, and the project was recorded "live" in the studio. Great old time style musicians from North Carolina and North Florida assist Drew, and it is a unique sounding album, beckoning shades of 1864.
Drew had the pleasure and privilege of working with GYG, Griffin, Yancey and Guilbeau as manager and business agent in 2003 and 2004. GYG is Jimmy Griffin, founder, singer and navigator of Bread, who sold over 50 million records, and later one of The Remingtons, a Top Ten country act of the 1990s; Rick Yancey, songwriter and consummate studio vocalist, also a Remington; and Ronnie Guilbeau musician extraordinaire and member of the Flying Burrito Brothers family.
This was Jimmy Griffin's last collaboration before his untimely passing in January of 2005. GYG's album is available through this website in CD-R format (click here to purchase). Check out this incredible album of strong new material and previous hits from the careers of all three members highlighted by their signature tight harmonies and forceful playing. Jimmy Griffin was very proud of this band and this project.
The latest studio effort is Rogues On The Way, a collection of Drew's strongest songs from recent years. This CD is part electric, part acoustic and all eclectic. Backed by several pickers from Journey Proud as well as new and old friends, Drew has produced a personal album of singular music, blending rock, country and folk into his own tuneful concoction.
All three of Drew's CDs are available on this website by going to "music".
Drew has been working the road steadily since 1986,
mostly in the Southeast, but occasionally "up North" (New York &
the Northeast US) and "out West" (Arizona and New Mexico),
including an annual two-week run at the Bright Angel Lodge on the Grand
Canyon's South Rim in late July/early August.
Please e-mail anytime for info, bookings and updates, or just to say "hi". Chances are he'll be passing through your town soon.
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