Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid perform live at The Press Room in Portsmouth.
About Harvey Reid
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Harvey Reid has honed his craft since the 1970’s. He has been called a “giant of the steel strings” and “one of the true treasures of American acoustic music,” and is considered to be one of the modern masters and innovators of the acoustic guitar, autoharp, and 6-string banjo. He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His records showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
After stints in a bluegrass band in Colorado, playing electric guitar in a country band in Virginia, and a winter in Nashville, Reid migrated to Northern New England, playing 5 nights a week on the “blue-collar” folk circuit in Maine and New Hampshire, while developing his own personal blend of American acoustic music.
About Joyce Andersen
Joyce Andersen is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. Her live shows and recordings showcase her versatility as a vocalist and violinist. In 2017 Joyce Andersen and her husband Harvey Reid started their genre-busting band “Joyce Andersen and the Band of the Willing” with Reid (guitars), Kent Allyn (keys), Rob Kneeland (drums) and Steve Roy (bass). As yet un-recorded save a few live videos, their uplifting and wide reaching repertoire, draw from original favorites, brand new inter-faith spirituals, and ambitious covers from the folks like Nina Simone, Rosetta Tharpe and Bob Dylan.
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