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Reid Jamieson


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“Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul” - Globe & Mail
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is starting to become known for his incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics and a magical way with melodies. He can be heard with some regularity on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and just won the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Mar 2012). A gifted interpreter of classic and cult tunes, Reid is also a inspired songwriter whose latest CD of all original music Staring Contest features guests Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) and John Sheard (Vinyl Cafe, Dan Hill). Garden gnomes, unstoppable trains and no less than three proposals (!) can be found within the lyrics of this unabashedly romantic collection. Well known for his compelling covers and impressive guitar style, don’t miss one of his rare live performances. For fans of Neil Finn, Jeff Buckley, Roy Orbison & Harry Nilsson.


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  • DrAlphaeus

    I met him once in a bookstore in Toronto, had a great conversation with him and bought "Cowlick Bravado" — the way that album starts is amazing.

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • kellykristen

    I don't know how "Turn On A Dime" ended up on my iPod, but I'm glad it did. The song is brilliant. I fell in love with it after just one listen and am now going to track down more by this artist to listen too.

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • reidjamieson

    "Achingly beautiful songs...A haunting quality not soon forgotten" - Globe & Mail "Neither derivative nor nostalgic... The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty... enveloping the listenerin the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals." Paste Magazine (4 to Watch) "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 "Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper." - 'In a few short bars Reid stole the show' - Now Magazine 'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation.' - Comes With A Smile - UK 'Irresistible...' - Eye Magazine 'More than just another promising upstart...rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' -

    21 May 2009 Reply

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