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Reeve Coobs is a singer-songwriter from the south – specifically, from Charlotte, North Carolina. She creatively blends folk, pop, country, and rock into an original sound of her own. Her lyrics are smart and real, and her voice is rich and haunting and leaves you wanting more. Reeve’s songs can sometimes be uncomfortably honest, but that is what makes her such a powerful performer. Although Reeve has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Karin Bergquist (Over the Rhine), her unique voice is one you won’t soon forget. She has a very powerful voice but unlike most voices you hear today, Reeve knows when to keep it soft and light . Her thoughtful lyrics and voice joined with her tasteful guitar playing makes for an exremely rare talent.

She may be young, but she is quite the experienced performer. Reeve began performing on stage when she was ten. In those days you might have seen her singing “Amazing Grace” or “Children Go Where I Send Thee” with her dad by her side on guitar. She still gets him up on stage occasionally to end a show with an old spiritual such as their version of “Wayfaring Stranger.”

During her high school years Reeve was in the pop-rock band Exit-Up, a member of a touring show choir called The New Vibrations, and a student of classical music. Reeve’s father and luthier, Jack Coobs, built and specially designed an acoustic guitar for her sixteenth birthday. The guitar was just the inspiration Reeve needed to take her music to the next level. Three months after receiving the guitar Reeve was playing and writing songs for the first time. In 2001 after an eye-opening visit to Kiev, Ukraine, Reeve wrote the song “Thank You”. “Writing that song really helped me to see my potential as a songwriter.” says Reeve. When asked about her lyrics Reeve said, "I always try to be honest and try not to hide anything from the listener. I write about life’s questions but also about what I know and the things that make my heart ache.”.

She continued with her classical music career, leaving the small town of Indian Trail, North Carlolina and moving to Bristol, Tennessee to attend King College on a voice scholarship. “I never could write in Bristol. It so hard to find any solace there, especially when living in a dorm full of girls." recalls Reeve. After a year and a half there she relocated to Charlotte to devote more of her time to songwriting and performing. She became a regular performer at The Evening Muse, The Pewter Rose, and The George Washington Bookstore and Tavern.

Reeve is currently working on completing her first CD so she can take her music to a more regional level. She spends a lot of her time performing with the all-gal band The Near Misses (Shana Blake, Reeve Coobs Etta Lea Kuhlmann, Eva Gael Pritchard, and Jill Lurie), the folk trio (David Holtzclaw, Reeve Coobs, and Scott Waggstaff), the Threshold band, and the Tosco Music Party Singalong Choir. Reeve was part of the Good Medicine Choir on Rick Spreitzer’s new album “Dirt Tracks,” she recorded back up vocals for Tom Eure’s most recent CD “Let’s Put it to Music,” and she also sings with John Dungan and Jeff Williams of gogoPilot.

Reeve has performed at The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC), The Double Door (Charlotte, NC), The Pewter Rose (Charlotte, NC), The George Washington Bookstore and Tavern (Concord, NC), Drips Coffeehouse (Hickory, NC), The Room (Charlotte, NC), and The Tosco Music Party. Reeve has opened for and shared bills with artists such as Steven Delopoulos (formerly of Burlap to Cashmere), Kristin Cifelli, Laura Blackley, Anais Mitchell, Beki Hemingway, and Jerry Chapman of Life in General.