This is a public service announcement….

Whaddya mean , you’ve never heard of Terry Reid

“There’s something Shakespearean about Terry Reid. The comparison with Falstaff comes easily enough through his, shall we say, refreshed demeanour but deeper down, where a stage actor might draw on the great soliloquies, Reid has rhythm and blues and soul classics in his DNA. He doesn’t actually sing Ray Charles’ Greatest Hits but you can hear them in his phrasing and in the depth of expression he reaches at times.

Reid doesn’t do slick. His performance isn’t polished in the wham-bam, thank you fans way of today’s mainstream, and he can ramble and reach the next song by collision rather than decision. He’ll even tackle one he’s never sung live before, working it out – approximately – on guitar and then using some inner compass to get through it. It might not be tidy but it’s part of the thrill of getting to hear him at work….”

Not my words, but those of Rob Adams: in “The Herald”, writing about a recent gig of Terry’s in Glasgow….but in truth I think this is as good a description of what you get …live without a safety net.

Terry Reid @ The Cellars. John Callaway 2015

Terry Reid @ The Cellars. John Callaway 2015

And so to the Cellars at Eastney last night…the inner compass was in full working order….and it was a privilege to be there…

Cheers Terry 🙂

Terry Reid @ The Cellars. John Callaway 2015

Terry Reid @ The Cellars. John Callaway 2015

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