Ellis Reed

Ellis Reed

BandAmericanaAcoustic

A fusion of Old Time Country/ Singer-Songwriter/ Acoustic Rock/ Blues using various instruments/multi part harmonies and a little old fashioned kitchen soul.

Biography

Ellis Reed formed in mid 2004. After some searching, scratching, nudging, and some downright scowling, the name "ellis reed" was chosen because we liked the sound of the name as well as having a mythical member to channel and occasionaly blame.
In 2005 we recorded our demo/CD which we called Still Life. Thanks to this CD, we were selected by Radio Volta's "Kinetic Cuts" show as one of their top picks of 2005 Since then, we have been fortunate to appear on Gene Shay's WXPN Folk Show as well as radio stations and webcasts too onerous to mention. We have also been fortunate to add festivals to our list of appearances. These festivals include the Bloomfield Harvest Festival, Collingswood Music Festival, The Fairmount Arts Crawl and the 1st Acoustic Philly Festival.

We like to connect our songs with the Audience and provide a range of sounds, moods, and genres in our show. Our music serves the songs and we find our instruments as well as vocals both dancing in counterpoint or blending together as the songwave rises and breaks.

Discography

Still Life (2006)

Tracks The entire CD has been streamed on podcasts and internet radio.

Crossed
See Me Through
Good Light
Still Life
Ballad of the Strangle Motel
Half of Empty
Whatever You Want
Too Unwell

Set List

Typical Set List is 8-12 songs based on time requirements. A typical set with covers would be:

Crossed
Carolyn's Dollhouse
Wu
And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison)
No Problem
Good Light
Still Life
Jennifer
Left Behind
White Rabbit - Klezmer Version (Jefferson Airplane)
Stones in the Road
Whatever You Want