Scotty Reed Band

                           

                                                    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 and harmonica. Also, attended Illinois State University where he studied psychology/business & was a member of their Division One wrestling team. After college, Scotty traveled, eventually transplanting in Minneapolis, Minnesota around 1980, currently resides in suburban Maple Grove, Mn. He`s been with wife Diane 40 years, has with 3 grown children & 3 grand children. 40 years experience as a blues musician, 27 years as a band leader & entertainment consultant, started playing his favorite instrument harmonica in 1977.

Scotty improved his musical skills in numerous Mn. based bands through the years including Cobalt Blue, Better Blues Bureau, & UBX/Urban Blues Experiment. The Scotty Reed Band was founded 25 years ago in 1997, has recorded two CD`s, performed at hundreds of nightclub, festival, street dance, ski resort, bar, restaurant, corporate, & private events. Venue list includes Famous Dave`s, Whiskey Junction, The Cabooze, Blues Saloon, The Narrows Saloon, Shaws Bar, Schullers Tavern, Five Corners, Mayslacks, Neumann`s, Papa Charlies Lutsen & 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 4-5pc configurations of some of the best blues musicians in Minnesota. 4 of them are inducted into the Mn. Blues Hall Of Fame. Roster includes ; John Franken or Dan Schwalbe on guitar. Keith Boyles or Michael Carvale on upright bass. Rob Stupka or Marty Bryduck on drums. Regularly, Bruce McCabe on keybd, sometimes Larry McCabe on trombone & others. 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 Primich, Darrell Nulisch, Lynwood Slim, RJ Mischo, Joe T. Cook, Joel Johnson, Davina & The Vagabonds, Gunhild Carling, Lamont Cranston, The Hoopsnakes, Kid Jonny Lang & many more.

Past members / SRB alumni & substitutes include ; Dave “Cool Breeze” Brown RIP, Shorty Lenoir, Phil Schmid, Billy Black, Scott Christenson, Bob Scoggin, Dave Larson, Greg Shuck, Mike Dubois, Doug James RIP, Tim Wick and many other outstanding blues musicians Scotty has had the privilege to perform with through the last 25 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, west coast swing, jump & original blues. Specializing in real, traditional, electric, Chess Records style harmonica blues, played like we mean it!

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, Darrell Nulisch, Rick Estrin, Lynwood Slim, RJ Mischo & many others. Also, the love & support from our families, friends, fans, & employers. Thank you all, without YOU there would be no SRB!

Here`s Scotty`s email, website & Facebook page info ;                   scottyreed1@aol.com  /  www.scottyreed.com  /  www.facebook.com/scotty.reed.77

Upcoming Performances ;

2022

Jan.8 @ Wicked Wort in Robbinsdale, 730-1030pm, 4165 Broadway Av. www.wickedwortbrewingco.com

Jan.22 @ Iron Exchange in Maple Plain, 7-10pm, 1500 Howard Av, off Hwy.12, 10 min west of Hwy.494, w/Bruce McCabe. www.ironexchange.us

Feb. 4-5 @ Chanhassan Dinner Theater, Fireside Room, 8pm, Scotty plays harp in Mick Sterling`s Huey Lewis & The News Tribute Band, info to come. Rescheduled TBA.  www.chanhassendt.com

Feb.12 @ Wicked Wort in Robbinsdale, same as above.

Feb.17 @ Crooner`s Supper Club in Fridley, 730pm, Scotty plays harp in Mick Sterling`s Huey Lewis & The News Tribute Band, more info to come. Rescheduled TBA  www.croonersmn.com

March 12 @ Wicked Wort in Robbinsdale, same as above.

April 1 @ Manitou Grill in White Bear Lake, 830-1130pm, 7121 4th St, w/Bruce & Larry  McCabe.  www.manitougrill.com

April 9 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, same as above.

May 14 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, 730-1030pm, same as above, on patio if nice weather, inside if not, www.wickedwortbrewingco.com

May 28 @ Iron Exchange in Maple Plain, 7-10pm, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe.

May 30 @ Harbor Bar in Hager City, Wisc., 2-6pm, on riverside patio, N673 825th St/Island Rd., directly across river from Red Wing, www.harborbar.net

June 3 @ Manitou Grill in WBL, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe. & Larry McCabe.

June 11 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, 8-11pm, same as above, on patio if nice weather, inside if not. Special event “Blues, Brews & BBQ for St.Judes” live music on 2 stages noon-1030pm,  www.wickedwortbrewingco.com

June 18 @ VFW Post 8731 in Monticello, 9pm-mid, 713 Cedar St., 1 blk NE of Hwy.94/Cty.Rd.25, www.facebook.com/VFW8731/

June 23 @ Marketfest Gazebo in WBL, 6-9pm, on Washington Av, between 3-4th St., w/Bruce McCabe & Larry McCabe.  www.marketfestwbl.com

June 25 @ Champp`s in Eden Prairie, 6-10pm on beautiful patio, 8010 Glen Ln, 2 blks SW of Hwy.494/Flying Cloud Dr.  www.facebook.com/ChamppsEP

July 4 @ Tally`s Dockside in WBL, 6-10pm, 4441 Lake Av.S., fireworks over lake to follow. www.tallysdockside.com

July 9 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, 730-1030pm, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe, on patio if nice weather, inside if not.

July 15 @ VFW Post 8731 in Monticello, 9pm-mid, same as above, www.facebook.com/VFW8731/

July 17 @ Harbor Bar in Hager City Wisc, 2-6pm, N673 825th S/Island Rd, riverside patio, directly across river from Red Wing,  www.harborbar.net

July 23 @ Iron Exchange in Maple Plain, 7-10pm, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe.

July 29 @ Champps EP, 6-10pm on beautiful patio, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe,   www.facebook.com/ChamppsEP

August 5 @ Manitou Grill in WBL, 830-1130pm, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe.

August 13 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, 730-1030pm, same as above, on patio if nice weather, inside if not.

Aug.27 @ Champp`s EP, 6-10pm on beautiful patio, w/Bruce McCabe, www.facebook.com/ChamppsEP   (cancelled rain)

Sept.3 @ VFW Post 8731 in Monticello, 9pm-mid, same as above,  www.facebook.com/VFW8731/

Sept.10 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, 730-1030pm, same as above, w/Dan Schwalbe, on patio if nice weather, inside if not

Sept. 24 @ Iron Exchange in Maple Plane, 7-10pm, same as above, 4pc band w/John Franken.

Oct.8 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, same as above, 5pc w/Bruce McCabe & John Franken. (cancelled)

Nov.4 @ Manitou Grill in WBL, same as above, w/Bruce McCabe & John Franken. www.manitougrill.com

Nov.12 @ Wicked Wort in Rbnsdale, same as above, 730-1030pm, w/John Franken,  www.wickedwortbrewingco.com

Nov.19 @ Iron Exchange in Maple Plain, 7-10pm, w/Dan Schwalbe, Keith Boyles & Rob Stupka, 1500 Howard Av, off Hwy.12, 10 minutes W of Hwy.494, www.ironexchange.us

Nov.26 @ American Legion in WBL, 7-10pm, 2210 3rd St, WBL, w/Bruce McCabe,   www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057113453432

Dec.10 @ Wicked Wort, same as above.

Dec.14 @ Shaws`s in NE Mpls, 8pm-midnight, 1528 University Av.NE, Mpls. w/Bruce McCabe, John Franken, Keith Boyles, Rob Stupka.  www.facebook.com/groups/shawsbarandgrill

Dec.30 @ Manitou Grill in WBL, 830-1130pm, same as above, www.manitougrill.com.

Listen to tracks from Scotty’s latest CD “Studio” :

  1. Everybody’s In The Mood
  2. Voodoo Music
  3. Too Young To Die
  4. Wildcat Tamer
  5. Tight Dress
  6. Hydromatic Woman
  7. Ice Man
  8. Too Poor
  9. Tell Me Pretty Baby
  10. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  11. Times Gettin` Tough
  12. Bring It On Home

Download a Scotty Reed Band printable flyer for your venue or location: click on link here –  SRB 8″x11″ flyer

Scotty Reed  phone  763.493.6333   email  scottyreed1@aol.com 

www.scottyreed.com    /    www.facebook.com/scotty.reed.77

Special thanks to Gary Eckhart, Tom Asp & Shawn Wallin for their contributions to band website & photography. Also, friends & fans that contributed pics & videos posted to Facebook.

Scotty Reed Band 2019 pics

SRB `19 #1 best band pic

        L to R, John Franken, Rob Stupka, Scotty Reed, Keith Boyles, Bruce McCabe

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SRB `19

John Franken & Scotty Reed

SRB `19 Scotty                                                           Scotty Reed

SRB `19 McCabe

Bruce McCabe

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SRB Bruce McCabe

Bruce McCabe

SRB ; Bruce McCabe pic 100_0940MA17158843-0074srpromo                                                                                           Dave Brown pic

                                      In Memory of Dave “Cool Breeze” Brown

SRB Doug James 50936456_10157216416877022_4468807506054873088_n                                             In Memory of Doug “DJ” James

 

 

 

 

 

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