From: United Kingdom
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle
Preston Reed is recognised internationally as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and also as a ground-breaking musical innovator.
In 1987 he invented a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the full percussive potential of the guitar body. In doing so Reed revolutionized guitar playing.
The impact of Reed’s music can be seen and heard in the in the popularity of his style among guitar players and music lovers around the globe.
The New Yorker tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of accepted wisdom, and burns the rulebook of the past. Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion with his breathtaking two-handed style. The power and depth of his original compositions are as unique as the man’s execution, as blues, rock, funk and jazz meet, interlock and attack to create a sonic brew quite unlike anything you've heard before.
“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar
“Spectacular… the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen… A terrific performer” The Irish Independent