Scotty Reed Band
Bandleader, vocalist, harmonica player, songwriter Scotty Reed was born 1958 in Chicago and raised in suburban Park Forest, Illinois. He has studied / played piano, trumpet, guitar, harmonica, & attended Illinois State University where he studied psychology/business & was a member of their Division One wrestling team. After college, Scotty traveled & eventually transplanted to Minneapolis, Minnesota around 1980 & currently resides in suburban Maple Grove, Mn. He has 35 years experience as a blues musician & performer. Has been with wife Diane over 35 years with 3 grown children & 3 grand children.
Scotty improved his musical skills in numerous Mn. based bands through the years beginning in mid 80`s including Cobalt Blue, Better Blues Bureau, & UBX/Urban Blues Experiment. The Scotty Reed Band was founded 22 years ago in 1997, has recorded three CD`s, performed at hundreds of nightclub, festival, street dance, ski resort, restaurant, corporate, & private events. Nightclub list includes Famous Dave`s, Whiskey Junction, The Cabooze, Blues Saloon, The Narrows, Shaws Bar, Schullers Roadhouse, Five Corners, Mayslacks, Neumann`s & many others. Also, performances with Kim Wilson, James Harmon, Roomful Of Blues, Sugar Ray Norcia, Anson Funderburgh, Sam Meyers, Paul deLay, Larry McRay, Savoy Brown, & RJ Mischo.
The backing band currently consists of several configurations of some of the best Minnesota based veteran blues musicians. Including John Franken, Dan Schwalbe or Jeff Hester on guitar. Keith Boyles or Scott Christenson on upright bass. Rob Stupka or Marty Bryduck on drums. Regularly, Bruce McCabe on keybd. These gentlemen have each done over 100 gigs with Scotty & also worked as sidemen for Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Mojo Buford, Luther Allison, Kim Wilson, Mark Hummel, Gary Primach, Lynwood Slim, Darrell Nulisch, RJ Mischo, Joe T. Cook, Joel Johnson, Jack Knife & The Sharps, Lamont Cranston, The Hoopsnakes, Kid Jonny Lang & many more.
Past members / SRB alumni & substitutes include ; Shorty Lenoir, Dave “Cool Breeze” Brown RIP, Phil Schmid, Billy Black, Mike Carvale, Bob Scoggin, Dave Larson, Greg Shuck, Mike Dubois, Doug James RIP, Tim Wick and many other outstanding blues musicians Scotty has had the good fortune & privilege to perform with through the last 22 years.
Utilizing these talented sidemen, vintage equipment & a vast song repertoire, each performance is a unique, improvisational, high energy display of harmonica driven traditional electric Chicago, swing, jump & original blues. Specializing in real, traditional, Chess Records style harmonica blues!
Scotty`s a friendly / humble little guy, who on stage, can transform at will into a charismatic front man / passionate performer with infectious enthusiasm & irrepressible spirit. He attributes any success to the outstanding musicianship, mentorship & friendship provided by his sidemen above. Inspiration drawn from Little Walter Jacobs, Sonnyboy Williamson 2, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Louis Jordan, T.Bone Walker, Joe Turner, Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson, James Harmon, Gary Primich, Lynwood Slim, RJ Mischo & many others. Also, the love & support from our families, friends, fans, & employers. Thank you all!
Upcoming Performances ;
Jan.12 @ Frankie`s Chicago Style in New Hope, 9pm-12:30, 3556 Winnetka Av.N.
March 2 @ St. Patrick`s Tavern in New Prague, 8:30pm-12:30, 24436 Old Hwy.13 Blvd.
March 15 @ Everette McClay VFW #1296 in Bloomington, 7-11pm, 311 W. 84th St., 5pc. w/ Bruce McCabe.
March 30 @ Frankie`s Chicago Style in New Hope, same as above.
May 10 @ Wayzata Brew Works in Wayzata, 7-11pm, 294 Grove Ln.E., 5pc w/ Bruce McCabe.
May 18 @ VFW in Coon Rapids, 8pm-mid., 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd.
June 14 @ VFW #1296 in Bloomington, 311 W. 84th St., 7-11pm, w/ Bruce McCabe.
June 22 @ Grumpy`s Bar in St. Bonifacius, 8:30pm-12:30, 4113 Main St., w/ Bruce McCabe.
June 28 @ Champp`s in Eden Prairie, 6-10pm on beautiful patio, inside if rain, 8010 Glen Ln, 2 blks SW of Hwy.494 / Flying Cloud Dr., 5pc w/ Bruce McCabe.
July 5 @ Champp`s in Eden Prairie, same as above, 5pc w/ Bruce McCabe.
July 20 @ Grumpy`s Bar in St. Bonafacius, 8:30-12:30, 4113 Main St.
July 24 @ Tally`s Dockside in White Bear Lake, 6-9pm, 4441 Lake Av.S. www.tallysdockside.com
July 27 @ Claddagh Irish Pub in Maple Grove, 8-11pm, 7890 Main St.
Aug. 3 @ Frankie`s Chicago Style in New Hope, 9pm-12:30, 3556 Winnetka Av.N.
Aug. 16 @ Broadway Pizza in Elk River, 8pm-mid, 16754 Hwy.10.
Aug. 24 @ VFW #1296 in Blmgton, 8pm-mid., 311 W. 84th St., 5pc w/ Bruce McCabe.
Aug. 31 @ Claddagh Irish Pub in Maple Grove, 8-11pm, 7890 Main St.
Sept. 7 @ Champp`s in Eden Prairie, 6-10pm, same as above address.
Sept. 14 @ Wayzata Brew Works in Wayzata, 7-11pm, 294 Grove Ln.E., www.wayzatabrewworks.com
Sept. 28 @ Frankie`s Chicago Style in New Hope, 9pm-12:30, 3556 Winnetka Av.N.
Oct. 5 @ Old Piper Inn in Blaine, 9pm-1, 1416 93rd Ln.NE.
Oct. 11 @ Manitou Grill in White Bear Lk, 8:30pm-mid, 2171 4th St., w/ Bruce McCabe. www.manitougrill.com
Oct. 18 @ VFW #1296 in Blmgton, 7-11pm, 311 W. 84th St., 5pc w/ Bruce McCabe.
Oct. 26 @ American Legion in Owatonna, 8pm-midnight, 137 W. Broadway.
Nov. 9 @ Wicked Wort Brewery in Robbinsdale, 7:30-10:30pm, 4165 Broadway Av., www.wickedwortbrewingco.com
Nov. 23 @ Frankie`s Chicago Style in New Hope, 9pm-12:30, same as above address.
Dec. 7 @ VFW #1296 in Blmgton, 8pm-mid, same as above address.
Dec. 13 @ Manitou Grill in White Bear Lake, 8:30pm-mid, 2171 4th St., www.manitougrill.com
Listen to tracks from Scotty’s latest CD :
- Everybody’s In The Mood
- Voodoo Music
- Too Young To Die
- Wildcat Tamer
- Tight Dress
- Hydromatic Woman
- Ice Man
- Too Poor
- Tell Me Pretty Baby
- Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
- Times Gettin` Tough
- Bring It On Home
Download a Scotty Reed Band printable flyer for your venue or location: click on link below. SRB flyer
Special thanks to Shawn Wallin, Gary Eckhart, & Tom Asp for their contributions to band website & photography. Also, friends & fans that contributed pics & videos posted to Facebook.
Scotty Reed Band 2019 pics
In Memory of Dave “Cool Breeze” Brown