Tag Archives: Touring

The final five days

We are down to the final 5 days of my crowd-funding campaign. I want to thank everyone who has contributed over the past 41 days! You are helping an artist (me) to continue to create original music and bring that … Continue reading

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A short post about my Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign

I’ve decided to plunge into the new world of crowd-funding. If you’re not familiar with crowd-funding, it’s sort of like pre-ordering an album…but with various ‘perks’ available to those who contribute to the crowd-funding campaign. Why am I doing this? … Continue reading

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What I gain from touring

The tour is over. Fifty-one dates/ two-and-a-half months…just like that. I can’t believe there’s no airport to get to, van to climb in, hotel to check into, venue to set up in, sound check to do, show to play, fans … Continue reading

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A memorable gig

At the end of November 2011, I played a concert in a synagogue in Wrocław, Poland, as part of the Wrocław Guitar Festival. What made this gig stand out was a convergence of things I love: travel, international culture, language, … Continue reading

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The first year with my new guitar

The first year with my Bailey baritone guitar was a great one. Custom built in autumn 2010 by Scottish-based luthier Mark Bailey to my design and specifications, it is the flagship prototype for the Bailey Guitars Preston Reed Signature Series, … Continue reading

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The romance of commercial air travel

Remembering the distant sound of a single engine airplane passing overhead when I was a little boy growing up in a small town in upstate New York. It was the sound of possibility, travel, adventure and the wider world. I … Continue reading

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Photo post: The U.S. tour 2011

Here are some random photos from my U.S. west coast tour. The four-week tour began at the end of September in Portland, Oregon and headed south to spots in northern, southern, central California, the Bay Area, and finished in Yosemite … Continue reading

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