"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul" - Globe & Mail
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song Rail.
eid's original recordings feature guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Bob Egan (Wilco, Blue Rodeo), and John Sheard (Celine Dion, Dan Hill). Reid recently recorded and performed with the Cowboy Junkies on The Kennedy Suite projectwhich was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. Reid will record a duet with Margo Timmins and a variety of other talented ladies as part of a larger collection in 2015.
Speaking of duets, Reid can often be found performing as an entertaining duo with his songwriting partner (and saucy wife) Carolyn Victoria Mill. Along with their Lennon win, the two wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, while their new Christmas classic Sentimental Song has placed as a finalist in several competitions internationally. This creative couple are releasing their first album singing together, a country-soul collection called Juniper’s Kitchen on their wedding anniversary Oct 2, 2014. Johnny and June meets Fleetwood Mac, this album is all about the songs and includes a dozen ditties, one for each year they have been together.
Known for his compelling covers and impressive guitar style, Reid is also a gifted interpreter of classic and cult tunes as evidenced on his popular 50s era tribute to Elvis: The Presley Sessions. His latest present to his fans is a winter-themed record titled Songs For A Winter's Night; an unusual holiday collection that includes three originals, plus unique covers of Nick Lowe, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tori Amos and Steve Miller Band.
A male k.d. Lang, or Roy Orbison’s long lost son; the comparisons continue to come in but Reid remains uniquely himself. You won't want to miss what he does next, so please stay tuned for more from this tender troubadour...
"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away."
-Stuart McLean, CBC Vinyl Cafe
"Achingly beautiful songs.... a haunting quality not soon forgotten"
-Globe & Mail
"Prepare to be surprised" -Vancouver Province
"Absolutely gorgeous" -Maverick (UK)
"I've heard Reid a number of times and have yet to hear a bad song or bad performance. I cannot say that about too many performers."
-Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival
"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)
"Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper."
"Toronto boy kicks Josh Rouse's ass crooning indie-soul-country classics all of his own making...your life will be better with this music in it."-Americana UK
"More than just another promising upstart... rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet." -TorontoLife.com
"Arresting... dazzling voice" -Toronto Sun
"In a few short bars Reid stole the show" -Now Magazine
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