photo courtesy KBT Photography.
Lori Reid is a hard working, roots artist with a strong desire to connect. Residing in the Canadian Rockies, she is a singer-songwriter who uses her heartfelt, evocative lyrics and music drawn from her experiences and surroundings, to create a kinship with the listener. Indeed audiences from Northern Alberta to Nashville Tennessee, have connected with her "sweet, honey-suckled, folk songs". (Mike Bell, Calgary Herald)
Reid's current focus finds her back on the road, connecting once again to her audience, old and new, based on 10 plus years touring Vancouver to Toronto,recording 3 albums with the fates (Jenny Allen, Lin Elder), and two solo projects. Reid's highlights included opening for Jennifer Warnes, festival appearances across the country and her first meeting with Colin Linden.
Her most recent Project, Temperance Hotel was produced by Master guitarist, writer, producer and "Nashville" TV star, Colin Linden, an album Bell described as "Naturally pretty, engaging and articulate."
The album, recorded in the historic Canmore Hotel with Linden, Reid and fellow fate, Lin Elder including Tennessee sessions featuring Nashville Staples David Roe, Mickey Rapheal and Bryan Owings, reached the # 5 spot on the Roots Music Report, placement in a Canadian Independent film, regular satellite radio airplay across North America as well as stellar support from from her home based audiences in Alberta. In 2012, Reid was honoured by her community for her contribution to the Arts, with the Canmore Mayor's Award.
In concert, Reid is a charismatic performer. Her hard-working roots and sincerity ground her on the stage, allowing the resonance of her voice and guitar to communicate with the audience through rhythm and words. For Lori, striving for, and establishing that rapport is the most honourable and rewarding part of the performing experience - one that provides her with a great sense of fulfillment. Only when that connection is made, is her work done.