Jon has been playing music professionally for fifteen years and gothis musical start in Washington,D.C while attending school. There he studied with players such as Big Joe Maher, Doug Jay, Members of The Nighthawks, and others. In Atlanta he toured and played with late Tone Cool/Artemis/Delta Groove recording artist Sean Costello. He has recorded with many Atlanta musicians including Bill Sheffield, Sean Costello, Forest McDonald, and others. Jon has appeared on the cover of Blues And Co magazine, a premier French blues magazine which was released not long after his first successful trip to Europe. In addition he recently had original music appear with Dave Herrero on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Originally from Smyrna, Delaware, Reid grew up in a family already steeped in the music tradition, including a great-uncle who still records as a jazz saxophonist, a trombone wielding grandfather who once backed up Louis Armstrong, and a father who has played blues and rock guitar throughout the mid-atlantic since before Reid was born. Having first learned how to play from his father, Reid cut his teeth sitting in with his dad’s band until moving to Blacksburg, Virginia where he joined Little Rodger
& the Cheap Thrills, eventually performing at the finals of the 2008 International Blues Competition in Memphis and recording his debut album with the band,”Big and Natural.” Since moving to Atlanta in 2010, Reid has played extensively throughout Atlanta and northwest Georgia and is currently writing with the Electromatics in preparation for their first studio release. Since playing on stage, Reid has had the pleasure of sharing it with some of the best in the way of blues and roots music including Sean Costello, Oliver Wood, Francine Reed, Joe McGuinness and Paul Thorn.
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 9:30PM
Where: Blind Willies – 828 North Highland Avenue – Atlanta, GA