Harvey reid and Joyce Andersen
This wife-husband duo proves the adage that the whole can be greater than the sum of its' parts. Two exceptional talents combine voices and instruments, arrangements and original material, and elevate their music to another level.
"That neo-traditional current is starting to be felt among the ranks of New England songwriters...among the hottest...New Hampshire fiddler-singer Joyce Andersen." -- Boston Globe
Joyce Andersen is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. Her live shows and recordings showcase her versatility as a vocalist and violinist who thrives on writing and interpreting songs across many genres from old-time, rock & Americana, spirituals, folk, pop, & swing. She started getting critical acclaim and radio play in the folk world with her first full length CD "The Girl I Left Behind" (2000) for it's songwriting, breadth of styles and her unique ability to harmonize her vocals with her violin.
"giant of the steel strings ...one of the true treasures of American acoustic music"
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Harvey Reid has honed his craft since the 1970's in countless clubs, festivals, street corners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He is considered to be one of the modern masters and innovators of the acoustic guitar, autoharp and 6-string banjo. He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His 32 recordings on Woodpecker Records showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.