Acoustic Christmas - Part 1
Harvey Reid is quite possibly the best acoustic guitarist you've never heard of. His credits include winning the 1981 National Fingerpicking Guitar Competition, once winning the Beanblossom bluegrass guitar contest. His Steel Drivin' Man CD was voted in 1996 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the 10 Essential Folk CD's of all time. A multi-instrumentalist, Harvey was also the 1982 International Autoharp Champion, plays the six-string banjo, mandolin and bouzouki.
When we operated the Barrack's Coffeehouse Concerts, Harvey made the trip from his home in Maine to do an annual show for us in Florida to standing room only audiences. Here are a couple of cuts from his The Heart of the Minstrel on Christmas Day CD, available on his self-produced Woodpecker Records.
We have heard that Harvey and his partner, violinist Joyce Andersen have recently become a trio! Congratulations to Harvey and Joyce.