Reid Jamieson

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Reid Jamieson
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Reid Jamieson 2009
Background information
Birth name Reid Allan Jamieson
Born (1973-10-20) October 20, 1973 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Singer-songwriter, Indie rock, folk rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Voice, guitar, ukulele, harmonica
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Alvy, Vinyl Cafe Cowboy Junkies Blue Rodeo
Website reidjamieson.com

Reid Jamieson (born October 20, 1973) is a Canadian singer songwriter. He is a regular member of the CBC's The Vinyl Cafe and won the grand prize for Folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the song RAIL.

Career[edit]

Jamieson has released nine solo albums and records. 2004's The Unavoidable Truth' was produced by Josh Finlayson and features guest appearances from Sarah Harmer, Mia Sheard, Peter Elkas, John Southworth and Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco).

In 2006, Jamieson became a member of the CBC's The Vinyl Cafe Orchestra and has toured and recorded with them, as well as appearing on broadcasts shows.

In October 2009, Jamieson released a stripped down version of 6 songs on an EP titled Courting Juniper produced by Byron Kent Wong.

In September 2010, Jamieson released a 14 track all-original album titled Staring Contest. The album features Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) on violin, and fellow Vinyl Cafe band-mate John Sheard on piano. The final version of Staring Contest (remastered) was released in May 2011 with 11 tracks.

In 2012, in preparation for a Vinyl Cafe Christmas tour, Reid released a collection of winter-themed songs titled Songs For A Winter's Night. Reid recorded and performed the song "Take Heart (Elbow Room) on the Cowboy Junkies present The Kennedy Suite. He performed the song live with Margo Timmins at the release at The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto in November 2013.

In the fall of 2014 Reid released his first record with his wife Carolyn Victoria Mill titled Juniper's Kitchen.

In 2015 Reid released The Presley Sessions Revisited, a follow up to his 50s era tribute including songs made popular by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Platters and The Flamingos.

In 2016 Reid released a tribute to Leonard Cohen titled Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection. & covers plus an original, the title track, open letter to the man himself.

Discography[edit]

  • Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection (2016)
  • The Presley Sessions Revisited (2015)
  • Juniper's Kitchen (2014) featuring Carolyn Victoria Mill
  • Songs For A Winter's Night (2012)
  • Staring Contest (final version) (2011)
  • Staring Contest (pre-release) (2010)
  • Courting Juniper EP (2009)
  • The Presley Sessions (2007)
  • The Unavoidable Truth (2004)
  • The Noise In My Chest EP (2003)
  • Cowlick Bravado (2001)

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