Harvey Reid to perform at Blusee Studio

SARANAC LAKE Bluseed Studio announces the second performance of their new concert series Saturday Night Scene featuring guitarist Harvey Reid on March 8 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and $8 for members and students. Bluseeeds Saturday Night Scene is an off-season, Saturday evening music series that showcases regional and nationally recognized professional musicians. The purpose of this showcase is to bring quality artists and performances to the community at an affordable price. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid has honed his craft over the last 33 years in countless clubs, festivals, streetcorners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a "giant of the steel strings" and "one of the true treaures of American acoustic music." He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His 20 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. Reid's skills and versatility on the guitar alone mark him as an important new voice in acoustic music. He won the 1981 National Fingerpicking Guitar Competition and the 1982 International Autoharp competition. Yet he's also a veteran musician with a long list of studio and band credits, a strong flatpicker who has won the Beanblossom bluegrass guitar contest, a versatile and engaging singer, a powerful lyricist, prolific composer, arranger and songwriter, a solid mandolin and bouzouki player, and a seasoned performer and captivating entertainer. And he plays the 6-string banjo and the autoharp like you've never heard. Saturday Night Scene, is sponsored in part by grants from, The Rivendell Foundation and Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks DCA grant via NYS Council on the Arts. Bluseed Studios was established for artists to diverge, experiment, exhibit and perform while introducing diverse aesthetics' and promoting art awareness in the community. For more information, contact, Bluseed Studios, at 518-891-3799 or visit online: www.bluseedstudios.org

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