Sofie's is expanding her act in duo with the legendary bass player Russell Jackson (former bassist of the BB King Band). Check out the CD new release ROCKY ROAD!
Uniqueness meets legend; Sofie Reed meets Russell Jackson. Sofie Reed is among the most unique of roots artists. Originally from Ludvika, Sweden, Sofie started her music career in Minneapolis, MN in the mid 80s. Her first gig was as a back up singer with Sheila Charles, Ray Charles daughter, continuing with other great resident Minneapolis musicians; Morris Hayes (Prince), Willy Murphy, Preston Reed and others. The past 6 years, Sofie’s toured extensively as an international ‘one woman band’ with stomp-box, dulcimer, lap steel, harmonica, and her heartfelt voice and charismatic charm. Memphis born bass player Russell Jackson is a legend of the 70's Chicago blues scene working with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, Willie Nelson and others. He toured exclusively with B.B. King from 1979-1986, recording five live album, including one on which he recorded the first slap bass on a live blues recording. Together, recording and touring - Sofie and Russell is a duo of groundbreaking potential.
Do you know about Sofie's Peace and Earth project? You can listen to Volume One HERE - recorded with Susan Gibson. Sofie continues working on songs and recordings for Volume Two with amazing artists Anne Harris and Saraswathi Ranganathan! Click Image Above For More Info!
Sofie's proud to be a featured artist in Lee Oskar Harmonicas campaign "Let's Hear It For The Girls"!
When You see Sofie at one of her shows, make sure you get a postcard from her that You can mail to none other than legendary harmonica player and composer, Lee Oskar (Lowrider Band) and get a chance at winning a harmonica with Sofie's signature engraved!
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