Internationally recognised as one of the world’s most influential guitarists and
a ground-breaking innovator, Preston Reed revolutionised acoustic guitar
playing in the 1980’s and 90’s. His invention of integrated percussive guitar
playing – an approach that incorporates a live percussive groove on the guitar
neck and body with other techniques – continues to captivate audiences and
inspire new generations of musicians around the world.
Reed's evocative compositions – from driving rhythmic grooves to intimate
blues to melodic ballads – are as compelling in live performance as his eye-
opening guitar techniques. Rock, folk, metal, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass,
world music and classical styles all come into play in creating Reed’s signature
sonic landscape that tells stories without words.
Since the launch of his first album Acoustic Guitar in 1979, Preston Reed has
released seventeen albums of original music and performed on six continents.
Videos of his live performances have had millions of internet views, and his
music has received numerous awards and critical accolades over a career
spanning six decades.
“Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted acoustic guitarist” Total Guitar
“Spectacular…the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce
Springsteen…” The Irish Independent
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