Reuben Torrey, Folk Musician
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Reuben Torrey, Folk Musician

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The best kept secret in music


"Kind Words"

Dear Reuben,

I'm writing this letter to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your musical
performance at our facility yesterday. All who attended were joyfully entertained
by your delightful mix of classic American Folk music, spirituals, and original
songs as well.

Some of the many glowing comments made about your concert were "I've never heard
anyone sing better" and "We loved the fact that he sang our requests."

You and your music put many smiles on the faces of our residents. We are very
grateful for the opportunity to hear you sing and play and we hope you'll return
soon. On behalf of the residents of Dolley Farm, thank you so much.

All our best,

Jane Taylor
Activities Coordinator
- Dolley Farm

"The Free Street Acoustic Open Mic Newsletter: November 2006"

"Reuben Torrey...has some great blues guitar chops...Last week, he announced the release of his first CD...I immediately bought one and can recommend it to everyone. It's a very nicely produced, well-performed, six-song EP that I know you will enjoy!" - Bob McKillop


Poorboy Legacy - EP (November 2006)

This debut EP of acoustic blues is available at Bull Moose Music, Braille Records, and CD Baby.


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Reuben Torrey grew up in Connecticut on a steady diet of old blues LP's from his uncle's music collection. When he was 14, he picked up the guitar for himself and started writing his own songs. After graduating from high school, he moved to South Korea for two years and was graciously hosted by nationally-touring Korean folk songwriter and performer Muha Lee. There he honed his songwriting craft and became intrigued by the underlying musical structure common to traditional music across the globe.

After Reuben moved back to the states, he earned his bachelor's degree in Literature. He completed a semester long project on Irish poet Seamus Heaney and grew fascinated with Irish culture, literature, and music.

Reuben recently moved to Portland, Maine with his wife and son, and has been playing his original tunes at restaurants, pubs, and coffeehouses in the local roots music scene. He has also found that his favorite traditional tunes (sometimes with some musical history tidbits thrown in) make a great show for schools, colleges, libraries, and assisted living facilities.

He is also availabe to give presentations on twelve-bar blues stucture, theory, and songwriting.