"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul" - Globe & Mail. Vinyl Cafe regular and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk), PLEASE SHARE! Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics and a magical way with melodies. New record with the missus JUNIPER'S KITCHEN out now!
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Reid's original recordings feature guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas) and others. Reid recently recorded and performed with the Cowboy Junkies on The Kennedy Suite project, and will record a duet with Margo Timmins as part of a larger collection of duets he is working on for 2015.
Reid can often be found performing as alongside his songwriting partner (and wife) Carolyn Victoria Mill. Along with their Lennon win, the two wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, and have placed as finalists in several competitions internationally. This creative couple have just released their first record together titled Juniper’s Kitchen. A little Johnny & June meets Fleetwood Mac - and all about the songs.
A male k.d. Lang, or Roy Orbison’s long lost son; the comparisons continue to come in but Reid remains uniquely himself. You won't want to miss what he does next, so please stay tuned for more from this tender troubadour...
"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away." Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe
“Happy to follow you, Reid. You're one of the best singers in the country.” @ThatEricAlper
"Prepare to be surprised" - Vancouver Province
"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away."- Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe
"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty that juggles elements of plaintive folk, rock and countrified pop while enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."- Paste Magazine (4 to Watch For)
"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)
"I don’t know how I missed it, but somewhere between the release of his debut CD, ‘Staring Contest’ and what could be mistaken for a simple holiday album ‘Songs For A Winter’s Night,’ Reid Jamieson has become the greatest Canadian pop singer ever.....shouldn’t be held back by radio frequencies, regional borders or time zones. Its simple songs are endearing and unforgettable and should expand his audience to a size that reflects his undeniable talent." - NoDepression.com
"Jamieson's songs are unabashedly crisp (take that, Bonnie Prince!), drenched in wistful piano/guitar melodies, and centered on his satin whisper." - CNet.com
'Toronto boy kicks Josh Rouse’s ass crooning indie-soul-country classics all of his own making...your life will be better with this music in it.'- Americana UK
'More than just another promising upstart... rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' - TorontoLife.com
'Arresting... dazzling voice' - Toronto Sun
'In a few short bars Reid stole the show' - Now Magazine
'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation.' - Comes With A Smile - UK
'Irresistible...'- Eye Magazine
“I've heard Reid a number of times and have yet to hear a bad song or bad performance. I cannot say that about too many performers.” - Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival