Oct 282009
 

Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen

Harvey Reid &
Joyce Andersen

Sunday, Dec. 6, 7pm
Peterborough Players Theater

Presented by the Peterborough Folk Music Society

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid has been called a “giant of the steel strings” and “one of the true treasures of American acoustic music.” He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style, showcasing 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.

Reid prides himself on his independence, and sees himself as a modern embodiment of the ancient minstrel. You’ll find elements of the traditional troubadour; the modern poet-songwriter, the American back-porch picker, the classical virtuoso, and even a good bit of Will Rogers style dry humor and satire. You’ll hear folk, country, classical, blues, ragtime, rockabilly, Celtic, bluegrass, and popular music influences.

After a decade as a “side-gal” fiddler playing in country bands (out of Nashville) as well as swing, bluegrass and celtic groups and playing a dizzying number of studio sessions, Joyce Andersen moved swiftly to center stage as a solo artist. Her recordings shine the spotlight on her guitar, her sophisticated songwriting, her haunting and unique voice, and her powerful fiddling. Her clear and powerful vocal/fiddle duets are a sound that is all her own.

Harvey Reid on YouTube.

Joyce Andersen on YouTube.

Tickets: $18 advance/ $21 day of the show