Reid
Please join us for a house concert with Reid Jamieson on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP.
www.reidjamieson.com You can find a video below.

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Reid’s original recordings feature guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas) and others. Reid recently recorded and performed with the Cowboy Junkies on The Kennedy Suite project. Check out his treasure trove of unique covers, from Elvis to Mary Margaret O’Hara, on Reido Radio.

Reid can often be found performing as alongside his songwriting partner (and wife) Carolyn Victoria Mill. Along with their Lennon win, the two wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin’ a Folk Star Contest, and have placed as finalists in several competitions internationally. This creative couple have just released a new album (their first singing together on disc) titled Juniper’s Kitchen. 12 years in the making, it’s a little Johnny & June meets Fleetwood Mac – and all about the songs.

LISTEN: Best of Reido Playlist https://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson/sets/the-best-of-reido

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Please join us for the return of Nels Andrews and Raina Rose oto our house concert series in Berkeley on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP. You can find links to videos below.

As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing with you her beautifully twisted, yet refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. Her unique voice and exceptional guitar playing transcend age, gender, generation, and even catch the ears of those who aren’t typically into acoustic guitar-driven songwriting. With a naturalist’s eye, an artist’s pen, and a lion’s attack, Raina lays everything she has on the line; she makes you feel as if she’s your best friend whispering a honeysuckle-sweet secret in your ear, warmly inviting you into a joyfully intimate and darkly candid conversation. It’s that ability to forge her own path in the world of music that sets Raina apart from her contemporaries, and her “no holds barred, lay it on the line” brand of Americana that secures Raina’s place in music history as more than a mere footnote or a passing trend.

Raina has toured relentlessly for the better part of the last ten years, supporting such acts as Jill Sobule, The Bacon Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III and Tracy Grammer, and sharing the stage with contemporaries such as John Elliott, Rebecca Loebe, Jonathan Byrd, AJ Roach, and Anthony da Costa. Now married to bass player, Andrew Pressman (Jimmie LaFave, Sam Baker, Ben Kweller, Carrie Elkin) and a mother of two young boys, Raina tours less often and more succinctly. After 8 years of living in a car and playing over 200 dates a year, this is a welcome change. Her travels have taken her everywhere across the USA and Europe, including such venues and gigs as the High Sierra Music Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Cactus Cafe (Austin, TX), The Kessler Theater (Dallas, TX), Club Passim (Boston, MA), and The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA).

Other people have said these things:

“American folksinger-songwriter Raina Rose graces us with her soft, unique voice that captures the heart of anyone who listens.” -KUTX, 2014
“Raina Rose: even her name reads like a poem” -william harries graham, The austin chronicle, 2015

“9 out of 10. Caldera is A beautiful and thoughtful triumph of a record… Cold hearts will be warmed.” -by Rudie Humphrey on Americana UK, 2013

“One of the most compelling and appealing albums from North America this year crossed my path.” -Hans Jansen, Folk Lantern

“With four albums already under her belt, Raina returns with ten self-penned songs, each presented with a mature, almost chanteuse delivery and with a voice that melts your senses “ -Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky 2013

https://youtu.be/VLjM1FiW9HA

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