The 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis’ monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music, is pleased to present an evening of Scottish folk music with Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante and special guest Katrine Anderson.
Admission: $12 (students, senior citizens and members $10).
Whether it’s a ballad about love or mercy or an insider’s melodic look at the ways of the Scottish highlanders and their ilk, a song by Alan Reid echoes with warmth and meaning long after the final chord has drifted through the room. To say his music transports the audience to a different world would be inadequate. Instead, suffice it that his performance will hold you firmly in the present time and place, even as he offers a tale of John Paul Jones’s derring-do or recounts a chapter from Scotland’s tumultuous history.
Alan Reid was an ever-present member of the Battlefield Band from 1969 through 2010, guiding the group to national and international stardom as traditional folk music reached its apex. Now this seminal figure of the Scottish folk revival is pursuing the next stage of his illustrious career: After four decades, he decided that it was time to bow out of the Battlefield Band in order to develop his own writing and to follow other musical paths and partnerships, “before it was too late,” he says. In 2011, Alan released the CD Recollection, a compilation that takes a retrospective look at some of the finest songs he has written or arranged during his forty years with Battlefield Band.
Alan will be accompanied by his duo partner Rob van Sante whose well-placed vocals and masterful guitar work round out Reid’s keyboard and accordion. They’ll be performing many of the songs well loved by Battlefield Band fans everywhere, along with a strong thread of Alan’s new material.
Alan and Rob’s presentation should be of special interest in Annapolis following the 2012 release of their CD The Adventures of John Paul Jones. Over the course of its fifteen original songs, the CD tells the story of the varied life of America’s first naval hero, a Scotsman by birth.Friday, Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00) Annapolis Friends Meeting House 351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 (off N. Bestgate Rd)