Preston Reed

Preston Reed

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Jazz - General | Girvan, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 57,692   
Member Since: 2005
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Preston Reed

?Widely thought of as the world?s most gifted guitarist? Total Guitar

Auspicious genius Preston Reed?s entrance onto the music scene, supporting beat legend Alan Ginsberg at the age of 17 goes a little way to explain his significance in the annals of pop-culture. A better explanation is that Preston Reed has single handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing. Fact. Listening to his records it's impossible to imagine such a symphonic sound coming from just one man and one instrument. Seeing him live, however, he attacks the guitar with such fervour, such spooky synergy, that all the bodyslaps, polyrhythms, harmonic tickles and his two handed percussive fretboard maul, astonishingly haul out an orchestra you never knew was hidden inside. The word virtuoso doesn't even come close.

Drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences among others, award winning musician Preston Reed weaves and melds genres, rhythms and textures to produce a signature sound that has earned him world renown for its emotional power and stylistic creativity. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical, Reeds vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectation of a guitarist. Reed engages the entire instrument, creating a rock/jazz rhythm section, melody line and chordal accompaniment simultaneously. He riffs with the conviction and guts of a rock band, yet plays with the subtlety of that most delicate of jazz pianists, Bill Evans. There are no fancy gadgets or gimmicky FX - just 6 strings (or occasionally 12), two hands and a daring and innovative musical imagination that crosses all boundaries.

??. a major musical talent? Manchester Evening News

?True spellbinding guitar mastery? Guitarist Magazine

?Remarkable?. Mesmerising?? UNCUT

?In a class of his own? London Evening Standard

?Amazing?.hypnotic? The Scotsman

?Absolutely unmissable? The Herald
?Heart stopping tour de force? Billboard

?Will drop your jaw? Playboy

?Reed's fiendishly intricate blend of blues, rock, country and metal styles ducks and weaves itself away from measurability? The Irish Times