The Blues this Time

IT’S OUT! The Blues This Time, by Bill Reid and the Fewer Sorrows Band, now on all streaming services & music download sites. Take a listen! Great reviews & blurbs by great musicians. Several tunes feature Charlie McCoy, harp, or Jeff Taylor, accordion …...
Frogs for Dinner

Frogs for Dinner

Play Frogs for Dinner. My granddaughters like frogs, so I wrote a tune about frogs. There’s nothing odd about that. Here’s the tune and the story. Picture this: We’re at Hilltop Studios recording it with some other originals and old-time covers. The producer,...
When You’ve Lost That Friend

When You’ve Lost That Friend

Losing a treasured pet is really, really hard. I’m a dog guy, but I understand cat people and horse people, too; any warm, usually furry, friend. We’ve lost many over the years, and a couple of dogs back I wrote a song about them. It’s a little bit...

The Past as Prologue

You’ve probably heard that vinyl is now outselling CDs in the US. The reasons—besides the fact that there are much more convenient ways to carry music than on discs, so long as you don’t care about album covers & liner notes—are pretty audiophile-y, and...
Highway 61 Blues

Highway 61 Blues

One of my favorite recent gigs was at Teddy’s Juke Joint in Zachary, LA, near the famous Blues Highway 61. Teddy’s is a true blues joint, with a rich history, full of decades-old memorabilia and stories (mostly told by Teddy—Lloyd Johnson, Jr.). My wife was a little...