Preston Reed at the Conservatory
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
5 McLallen St., Trumansburg NY
Saturday, September 30, 2023. 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:15)
Advance tickets online: $18 At the door: $22
Rulebreaker. Trailblazer. Visionary. Phenomenon. When Preston Reed picks up an acoustic guitar, words will fail you.
See a video of his last visit to Trumansburg here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
To watch Reed perform is to witness the bending of reality. The New York master tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of received wisdom and burns the rulebook of the past. Using an evolution of the two-handed acoustic technique he pioneered in 1987, he fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrates the breathtaking potential of the guitar body. The power and depth of his original compositions are as unique as the man’s execution, from his roots in blues, rock, funk and jazz to explorations in Middle Eastern and neo-classical styles, Reed's music embraces familiar sounds in a fresh and original way. Preston Reed doesn’t need a band. He is the band.