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John Reed
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December 2022 #6 - Top 40 for West European Influence Our Time (track)
November 2022 #5 - Top 40 for West European Influence Breathe - Live In The Studio (track)
November 2022 #8 - Top 40 for West European Influence Time (track)

The Compendium

Dec 1, 2022
The Compendium The Compendium hour of music airs on both TD1 Radio, Galashiels in the wonderful Scottish Borders and twice on Blues and Roots Radio, based out of Toronto.

Here's the latest upload on my Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/JohnReedBreathe/john-reeds-progressive-acoustic-compendium-84/

Please follow the show there. N...
An Evening with John Reed & Matt Steady WHEN: from 7pm SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER 2022
WHERE: https://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk - 'Listen Live' link in top menu bar

West Norfolk Radio host weekly live Sunday evening radio sessions at Narborough Social Club, Norfolk, UK. What makes these special is that artists also play live to an audience in the room.


Winter Turns to Spring

Dec 25, 2020
Winter Turns to Spring This is to wish everyone a happy festive season, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, and in spite of the coronavirus. The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is behind us and we can look forward to the Spring. Meanwhile, enjoy precious time with your loved ones, stay well, and smile...most of all, smile.


Live Performance Link

Dec 8, 2020
Live Performance Link 9th December - 6pm GMT/UTC
I am performing an hour long live set comprising old and new songs, quiet and raucous, thoughtful and occasionally Bolshie.
Please come and join me via the following link

Live Performance 9th December

Nov 29, 2020
Live Performance 9th December It's frustrating for us all not to be able to get out there and play live in front of an audience, but 'Online Live' has made musicians realise they can reach a wider audience when true live finally returns. I have struggled to enjoy many of the live streams because the audio quality has been so poor, so my choice is to play live, record the per...
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About: John Reed & The Folded Arms - The Fuse, May 2017
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About: John Reed & The Folded Arms - The Trades Club, October 2017
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About: Thoughts On "Inheritance"
John is a singer-songwriter, cittern and guitar player, radio show host, and music reviewer, now living in Northumberland. His songs are environmentally and politically charged, personal, and compelling. In these austere times, all his solo music is available on Bandcamp on a PWYCA (Pay What You Can Afford) basis. Sign up to his website to receive quarterly newsletters for the latest live performances, stories, and music releases.

John's powerfully delivered 2019 album "Inheritance" covers themes of ancestry, family, and love. He released his latest album "Elevation" in October 2023, and has since created a free acoustic album exclusively for 2023 subscribers to his quarterly newsletter. That offer has now gone, but there will be a new exclusive album at the end of 2024 - sign up at https://www.johnreedmusic.com

John released "Breathe" with producer Ali Karim in October 2021, and the two, together in collaboration with Jo Beth Young as NIGHTSONG, released "The Peasants' Revolt" in December 2020.

John hosts The Compendium show, formerly on Blues and Roots Radio (now off air) and now on Folk Friday Radio at both 3 pm UK time / 10 am EST / 2 am AEST and at 1 am UK time Thursday / 8 pm EST Wednesday / 12 noon AEST Thursday. The show is also uploaded every Wednesday at 8 pm UK time / 3 pm EST / 7 am AEST Thursday to https://www.mixcloud.com/JohnReedBreathe/

Music alone is not enough. John's campaigning spirit carries into his work because he believes music must have a wider purpose, and that musicians have a right to earn. As such, he has created a new monthly podcast, 'PodView,' to facilitate an ongoing conversation about the challenges, pressures, and opportunities in independent music.
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