|Birth name||Connie S. Reeder|
|Also known as||"The Demo Queen"|
|Genres||Rock, folk, Pop, others|
|Occupation(s)||Recording artist, singer, songwriter, playwright, professor|
|Associated acts||John Denver, Fugitive Blonde|
Conrad Reeder (also known as Connie Reeder Nichols) is an American singer, songwriter, writer and college professor. She was married to the late producer and recording engineer Roger Nichols for over thirty years.
Reeder sang for fifteen years with John Denver in live concerts, on television and recordings including Dreamland Express and It's About Time. She sang live duets with Denver as well as performing as a background singer and stayed in contact with Denver's mother after he died in a plane crash.
Reeder is credited as a writer or co-writer on all tracks of her husband's release, The Roger Nichols Project.  She was signed to Motown's Morocco Records in the early 80s but the label folded before her first album was released. Reeder led her own band called Fugitive Blonde in Nashville, Tennessee the 80s and 90s, with an earlier Los Angeles version titled Big Blonde.
She was a featured columnist and article writer at EQ Magazine  in the 1990s, writing as C. Reeder. The column, The Demo Queen, often lampooned the trials involved in the process of recording demo tapes in quest of a record deal. Her writing sometimes takes a serious view of life and love, and a book of her poetry, On the Beach: Poems and Vignettes, is available on Amazon. Her plays have been staged in Florida and California (Graffiti).
Reeder graduated in 2008 from the University of New Orleans with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing/Playwrighting. Her thesis, Jack is
Dead, was inspired by Denver's accidental death. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College in Florida. Reeder is currently a Doctoral candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, and is also a lecturing professor at the Maui campus of the University of Hawaii.
- Blog and website for Conrad Reeder.
- C. Reeder Nichols On the Beach: Poems and Vignettes
- Conrad Reeder sings a duet live with John Denver on Fly Away live in England in 1986 on YouTube.
- Conrad Reeder aka Connie Reeder Nichols accepts a Special Merit Grammy Award on behalf of her husband Roger Nichols.
- Conrad Reeder and Pam Wolfe's website for their play This Time Around.
- "Services set for Erma Deutschendorf, 87, mother of John Denver". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "THANKS TO YOU LYRICS". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "The Roger Nichols Project". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "Nashville State of Mind: The Demo Queen takes on the King of the Nashville Music Scene straight from Music Row". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "Demo Queen Unplugged". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "Sunshine on My Shoulder". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- "The Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Alumni Page". Retrieved January 31, 2012.