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PRESS

Quotes, Awards, Highlights

 

Contact
Carolyn Victoria Mill

cvm @ reidjamieson.com

 

 

HIGH REZ PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

Photo credit for
Juniper's Kitchen pix: Justine Warrington

 

 

 

 

 

juniperradio

 

 

 

 

DEAR LEONARD
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The Presley Sessions Revisited
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Juniper's Kitchen
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photo credits for all pix below: Carolyn Mill

 

 

 

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Reid-SFAWN2

 


(Reid with his co-writer/wife
Carolyn Victoria Mill)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reid-SFAWN

 

SONGS FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT

album cover artwork

sfawn

 

STARING CONTEST

album cover artwork

 

 

born:
Reid Allan Jamieson

October 20, 1973
in Toronto, Ontario

sign: libra (scorpio rising)

height: 6'2"

hair: brown with early snow

eyes: blue

guitars:
La Patrie Etude

Breedlove OM

Taylor 815-C
Espana (aka the 5$ special)

Pona Uke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REID JAMIESON - ABOUT

 

 

Short bio (175 words / 1000 characters)

 

"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul"
- Globe & Mail

 

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is a prolific songbird who loves to sing. Known for his compelling vocal performances and therapeutic lyrics, Reid has appeared regularly on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean, and has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and members of Blue Rodeo and Be Good Tanyas. Alongside his award winning original music, Reid recently released two tasty tributes:The Presley Sessions Revisited, a musical love letter to the 50s era greats; and his latest, a luminous homage to the master of song Leonard Cohen titled DEAR LEONARD: The Cohen Collection. Reid turns the master into the muse with seven compelling covers plus the haunting title track, an original open letter to the man himself. Featuring Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy, James Taylor) on burning violin. Performing as an acoustic duo with his long-time songwriting partner and saucy wife, Carolyn Victoria Mill, they are committed to making music that matters, regularly releasing single on topics that move us. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch them live!

 

 

http://www.reidjamieson.com

 

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Reid Jamieson

Vancouver, BC Canada

 

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Reid Jamieson has always loved to sing. As a youth he would entertain himself by harmonizing with whatever was handy, including the vacuum cleaner. When he lost his mother to ovarian cancer at 14, he clung to recording alone in his room as an escape from simpathetic attention that proved too much for this late-blooming introvert. To this day, it is when recording and mixing in his home studio that Reid is at his happiest, and where he is likely to make his mark with a growing catalog of maeningful music.

 

A regular on CBC/NPR’s Vinyl Cafe, Reid has recorded with Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), various members of Blue Rodeo and John Sheard (Celine Dion, Matt Anderson, Vinyl Cafe). Reid recently took part in a special ensemble recording with Cowboy Junkies called 'The Kennedy Suite', about the JFK assassination, that was long listed for the Polaris Music Prize. Keen to harmonize, Reid has performed alongside Mary Margaret O'Hara, Jill Barber, Peter Elkas and other swell songbirds.

 

Often found performing alongside his saucy wife and long-time songwriting partner Carolyn Victoria Mill they present an entertaining duo where harmonies abound. When they moved west to BC nearly a decade ago Carolyn was a music manager and not really a singer, or a songwriter - or even a wife - but Reid had plans to change all of that. In an effort to make the road less lonely and the stage more lively, they slowly began to take advantage of her lyrical leanings and make use of Reid's penchant for harmonizing. Their first true cowrite (their first born song) RAIL was crafted especially for a train trip Reid recorded with Stuart Mclean and the Vinyl Cafe on VIA Rail's The Canadian, and went on to win them the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, as well as many other exciting opportunities. The lovebirds married in Stanley Park in 2010.

 

In addition to the Lennon win, this creative couple wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest and are finalists in multiple radio and song writing contests internationally. They released their first record together in 2014: Juniper's Kitchen featuring Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) on fiddle and Paul Rigby (Neko Case) on pedal steel, this alt-country collection of duets is a little Johnny & June meets Fleetwood Mac - and is all about the songs.

 

In December 2015 Reid won 5k in the LG104.3fm #vanCOVER contest for his solo version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas? from his winter-themed album Songs For A Winter's Night. A welcome holiday from the usual seasonal fare, this alt-Christmas collection warms many hearts on an annual basis. Their new Christmas classic Sentimental Song has also placed as a finalist in several international contests.


 

Known for his compelling covers of everything from Neil Young to Madonna, from Mary Margaret O'Hara to A-ha, Reid has recently released two compelling collections tailor made to make people happy. The Presley Sessions Revisited is a musical love letter to the greats of the 50s era, including songs made popular by Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Platters and The Flamingos.

 

His latest, a luminous tribute to the master of song, Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection , features seven Leonard Cohen covers plus the title track, an original ode to the man himself, where they turn the master into the muse in an open letter that would make our late great ladies man most proud.

 

Terminally uncool, he may never end up on any indie darling lists but he sure knows how to please his growing and appreciative audience, with regular tour stops up and down the west coast of Canada and the US, Ontario, England and Ireland, and even Hawaii. A new all original album is in the works, don't miss what Reido and the missus do next!

 

DATES

 

Upcoming DATES | Past Dates

 

 

Order Reid's Music here

 

LINKS

 

VISIT Reid at home: http://www.reidjamieson.com

LISTEN on Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson

WATCH on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/reidjamieson

LIKE on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/reidjamieson

FOLLOW on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/reidjamieson

 

ENJOY on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/reidjamiesonmusic/

 

 

 

PRESS

 

"I don’t know how I missed it, but somewhere between the release of his debut CDand what could be mistaken for a simple holiday album, Reid Jamieson has become the greatest Canadian pop singer ever.....- NoDepression

 

“Happy to follow you, Reid. You're one of the best singers in the country.”  @ThatEricAlper

 

"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away." Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe

 

"Prepare to be surprised" - Vancouver Province

"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)

 

“A great great talent: a great voice, a great player, a great person. We love his playful and thoughtful lyrics. We love his smooth voice. We love his light touch on the guitar. We love his original tunes and his approach to covers.”  – Vinyl CafeProducer Jess Milton.

 

"Achingly beautiful songs.... a haunting quality not soon forgotten" - Globe & Mail

 

"Their overall approach and the recordings I’ve heard literally scream authenticity and devotion to what suits their rich voices so well....Magical, and modern, albeit with a retro country feel that evokes other musical couples – Johnny & June, or Tammy & George. It also made me think of the more recent collaboration between Billy Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones, Foreverly." Calgary Herald.

 

 

“I've heard Reid a number of times and have yet to hear a bad song or bad performance. I cannot say that about too many performers.”- Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival

 

 

"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)

 

"Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper." - CNet.com

 

'More than just another promising upstart... rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' - TorontoLife.com

 

'Arresting... dazzling voice' - Toronto Sun

 

'In a few short bars Reid stole the show' - Now Magazine

 

'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation.' - Comes With A Smile - UK (blog)


'Irresistible...'- Eye Magazine

 

“There are 12 tracks on Juniper’s Kitchen. None outstay their welcome. I’ve been worrying about how to end this review without resorting to the clichéd ‘If there were any justice..
Eye level with the Stylus UK

 

The harmonies can be counter-intuitive, she often takes the low harmony and he take the high. There isn’t anyone else that quite sounds like this." – BC Musician Magazine

 

 

"Missing that perfect new Christmas album this year?  The one you play over and over again, trimming the tree, the one you can't wait to  play when friends and family come over?  Look no further" Bob Mersereau (author) - http://top100canadianblog.blogspot.ca

 

 

"My Green Thumb" would have had 1960s-era McCartney nodding in admiration. He's well worth catching. B+ - Vancouver Province

 

 

"A solo, handcrafted effort, with the honey-sweet crooner...(and the) ladies swooned"
- Brad Wheeler / Globe & Mail

 

'Beautifully done...a truly authentic voice.' - Molly Johnson

 

 

"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."
- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)

 

'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation. - Comes With A Smile - UK

 

 

"The Unavoidable Truth showcases a talented and tender young artist with seemingly limitless potential and a total package that screams mainstream accessibility without losing credibility. Take that, John Mayer." - Glorious Noise Chicago IL

 

'Look out for this cat. He's a break away from launch.' - Puremusic.com, Nashville

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Quotes

 

Staring Contest

 

"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul"- Globe & Mail

 

"My Green Thumb" would have had 1960s-era McCartney nodding in admiration. - Vancouver Province

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The Presley Sessions

 

"Prepare to be surprised..."- Vancouver Province

 

"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)

 

"A solo, handcrafted effort, with the honey-sweet crooner...(and the) ladies swooned"
- Brad Wheeler / Globe & Mail

 

'Beautifully done...a truly authentic voice.' - Molly Johnson

 

"Ultimately more enjoyable for it's simplicity... a tribute in the original sense of the word"
- Veg News (US)

 

 

The Unavoidable Truth

 

'Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper.' - CNET.com

 

"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."
- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)

 

'Well-constructed pop treasures that rival Glenn Tilbrook's compositional prowess and the emotionally potent presentation of Jeff Buckley... gorgeous, unbridled voice beams thoughtful lyrics over a vintage country-inspired band.'
- MilesOfMusic.com

 

'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation. - Comes With A Smile - UK

 

'Toronto boy kicks Josh Rouse’s ass crooning indie-soul-country classics all of his own making...your life will be better with this music in it.'- Americana UK

 

'More than just another promising upstart...rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' - Toronto Life

 

"The Unavoidable Truth showcases a talented and tender young artist with seemingly limitless potential and a total package that screams mainstream accessibility without losing credibility. Take that, John Mayer." - Glorious Noise Chicago IL

 

'An intelligent, eclectic-pop tunesmith with a rich voice in the tradition of Neil Finn or Glenn Tilbrook, but his short, sharp songs are more guileless, emotionally honest and vulnerable.' - Eye Magazine

 

'I can't wait to hear more from this talented artist, and predict big things to come' - Roots Music Report, Texas

 

'Look out for this cat. He's a break away from launch.' - Puremusic.com, Nashville

 

'Excellent! There are so many good songs, the production really supports them. Reid is certainly an artist who should get a good shot...'-Earl Rosen 2003 ( Marquis Classics, Socan)

 

 

The Noise In My Chest:

 

'A thing of beauty... Irresistible! - Eye Magazine November 2003 Holiday Record Buying Guide

 

-'Arresting...a simple acoustic backdrop for his dazzling voice...' Mary Dickie, Toronto Sun - October 21, 2003

 

 

Reid Live:

 

"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away." Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe

 

'Utterly charming on stage, Jamieson kept a packed room in pin-drop silence... He caressed the notes with his honey-sweet croon, held a space for us all with the clarity of his vision, intent and purpose, and melted hearts throughout the set.' - Umbrella Music NXNE 2004

 

'In a few short bars Reid stole the show ...there's no doubt that his true calling is the stage.'- Now Magazine December 2003

 


'No matter where you stood ... it was like he was singing directly for you. The George Clooney of the music scene, dripping in boyish charm. Remember this one . ' (score 95!)
-Chart Attack - NXNE 2003

 

'The adorable frontman of now folded local outfit ALVY is one of the most underrated talents in town. ...his earnest take on natural woman, blew the roof off the house...' - Now Magazine - BoysPlayGirls, Hughs room