Bill Reid's
Fewer Sorrows Music

Bill Reid, Fewer Sorrows Music, A Place Inside My Heart
Blues, Folk, Kids, Country
Originals & Covers
, and Some for Longhairs

SCROLL DOWN For Upcoming Shows, Albums, and other GOOD STUFF!

Last updated April, 2019

Order Bill's NEW book, from Skyhorse Publishing

"Stunning, scrupulous, and relentlessly gripping, A Dark Night in Aurora is a triumphant work of investigative nonfiction.
. . . Reid is brilliant . . . ." —Daniel J. Patinkin, author of The Trigger: Narratives of the American Shooter

Available HERE (Amazon) in print, Kindle/ebook, and audiobook formats,
elsewhere online, in bookstores, or wherever in the world you buy books!

To Originals & Cover Songs

Solo & Band


Friends & Guitars

Behind Bill Reid Songs
Uncle Will Schreiber
to Bill Reid Songs


By semi-popular demand, my song for all those who've lost a treasured dog:

I'll See My Dogs in Heaven When I Die
Words & Music (c) 2016, William H. Reid and Fewer Sorrows Music

Thanks, Timber, Sailor, Jock, Chief, Mandi, and Sampras.

The Bill Reid Trio at Luckenbach Bluesfest, 2016 (Michael D'Eath, harp, Duke Davis, bass)

Performance Schedule
(Where's Waldo . . . er, Bill?)

Selected Upcoming Central Texas Gigs (for others and tour info, email us!)

Saturday, April 20, Cherrywood Coffee House, Austin, TX (Blues, Folk)
Thursday, May 16, The Club at Barrons Creekside, Fredericksburg, TX (Bill's Blues Jam)
Tuesday, June 25, Trailblazer Grill, Burnet, TX (Blues, a little Country)
Saturday, July 6, The Club at Barrons Creekside, Fredericksburg, TX (Blues)

Watch for our "unplugged" release recorded last spring at Hilltop (the oldest continuously operating studio in Nashville). Blues & folk, old & new, with yours truly and Bill Hullett's outstanding lead guitar, Dow Tomlin's fine standup bass, Michael Douchette's fine harmonica, Jeff Taylor's famous accordion, and Joe Murphy's uber-resonant tuba (yes, Tuba). Bill Hullett, producer; John Nicholson, engineer; mastered by Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova, Austin.

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Bill Reid Live at Azul is now on Youtube! (click HERE)


is a 501(c)(3) charitible organization (my brother is a Board member) that provides needed gear and equipment to U.S. soldiers at the “tip of the spear” in foreign deployments. Our combat troops are asked to do more and more, often with less and less support. You can help in several ways, (1) by letting deployed soldiers know about the website ( so they can request items (free), (2) by spreading the word and, of course, (3) by donating at the same website or to the address provided there. THANKS!

Rest in Peace, friends and loved members of the music community
Cowboy Doug Davis, Picker, Singer, and not a drugstore cowboy, Fredericksburg, TX, 2012
Romeo Sullivan, Hall-of-Fame DJ, Hattiesburg, MS, 2013
Tommy "Tommy Boom" Wells, Nashville super-drummer/percussionist, 2013
Greg Forrest, Musician, Writer and Videographer extraordinaire, Kerrville, TX, 2019

Stuff! Purchase the albums below, and individual MP3s, at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other online outlets!

"(B)eautifully performed and produced!" (WOUTER KELLERMAN, Grammy-winning flutist)
"Absolutely wonderful!" (LAURA SULLIVAN, Grammy-winning composer and pianist)
". . . soars with melody, smart arrangements . . . enriching the world with beautiful music and creative spirit"
(KABIL SEHGAL, Grammy-winning producer)

“. . . world-class musicians . . . playing with heart, integrity and respect for the music
. . . (in ‘Miss Otis Regrets’), we hang on every word.”

-- Christine Albert, national Board chair,
The Recording Academy® (

"Bill Reid is an American Music icon . . . who writes from his heart and sings from his soul.
He has done just that in this new album, Songs for My Family . . . . Another great album. Keep them coming.
-- Linda Weiss, on CDBaby, 2012

"A rich tapestry that brings every song alive."
Reid and the Band take the listener on a nonstop road trip with wonderful hills and curves . . .
It's a great ride!"
-- Kathleen Hudson, Director, Texas Heritage Music Foundation (2011)


Albums & MP3s
also at

Bill Reid & The Fewer Sorrows Band
A Place Inside My Heart

with the award-winning single, "A Place Inside My Heart"

Bill Reid, Fewer Sorrows Music, A Place Inside My Heart
Cover design & photography by Stephanie Peterson,
copyright (c) 2010, William H. Reid and Fewer Sorrows Music

And don't forget our outstanding Honky Tonk cousin, Chris Reeves!

Cover design copyright (c) 2011, Chris Reeves and Fewer Sorrows Music

Buy the Chris Reeves CD HERE!

A small homage to Albert Bellson
(formerly Alfonso Ballasone)

Mr. Bellson was my first guitar teacher, in St. Paul, as I was getting a minor in music theory and classical guitar at the University of Minnesota. He was a virtuoso and a wonderful teacher of both classical guitar and his primary instrument, the classical mandolin. He tried mightily to get me to practice, but I would not.

Search out his biography. If you spell his name wrong (Albert Belson, Alberto Balzone, Alfonso Ballazone), you'll end up here and be able to use the correct spelling above.

Fewer Sorrows Music is a BMI(R) pubisher

THANKS for visiting Fewer Sorrows Music!

This site is updated often. Drop back from time to time to see if it's gotten any better.
All "Reid" content (music, lyrics, recordings, original photographs, album covers) is copyright (c) 1969-2019 by William H. Reid (BMI)
except "(I'm Leavin' You) One Town at a Time," copyright (c) 2000 by Elise P. and William H. Reid (BMI).
Album photography by Valerie Fremin and Stephanie Peterson, copyright (c) 2011-15 and 2010, respectively, by William H. Reid and Fewer Sorrows Music.
Bill Reid is a BMI songwriter and a member of The Recording Academy (NARAS) (