Thursday, February 21, 2008

Strummin' along with Reed KD

I've really been enjoying the mellowed out energy of Reed KD lately. It's got a quiet spirit to it that has just been taking me for a ride. Imagine the honey harmonizing of Simon and Garfunkel, take Garfunkel out of the picture and add a second Simon, spice it up with some bluegrass instrumentation such as accordion and harmonica (think Dylan here), and the result is an indie-folk medley which reminds me of another singer I've been listening to for a few years now named Aaron Schroeder and his earlier work (read about him here and here), albeit a little more on the mellower side

Reed put together The Ashes Bloom, his first album, in 2006, and finally let it loose on the public earlier this month. If the above paragraph didn't make any sense to you, listen to the following tracks to see what I meant, and then pick up the album.

Reed KD - Empty Bottles
: The Ashes Bloom

Reed KD - Even If I
: The Ashes Bloom

Visit his website, his label Dirty Laundry Records, and become his friend on MySpace.


Simon & Garfunkel - A Poem On The Underground Wall (live) : Old Friends

Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry : Highway 61 Revisited

Aaron Schroeder - Emmylou : Black & Gold


Christy said...

I really enjoy Reed KD, his album has been in my car for awhile now. I wrote about him, too. Good taste!

Andy Silva said...

Hey Christy and Sean - it's great to hear the music is sticking with you
: ) You both rule.

Talk soon!