James Reid Band kicks off Recovery In Community with a two-night benefit concert at the Orcas Center


April 1st & 2nd @ 7:30PM at the Orcas Center

Tales Tall & Tender, a benefit concert for Recovery in Community, is a lively reflection on the entire 45-year James Reid Band history—original music that tells stories from both eras of Jim and Reid’s musical friendship. Songs from the early 70s speak of their lives as hippie musicians during an unforgettable American era, about the characters they met, about young men’s fears and dreams. New songs bring listeners into the room for musical conversations between old friends about aging, love, loss, and renewal.

Musical styles reflect folk, country, rock, classical, and jazz influences. The songs and the band’s performance create an irresistible urge to sing and dance along.

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The James Reid Band musicians include Orcas resident composer Jim Connell and his songwriting partner Reid Spencer, along with Mat Kastner, accomplished country and rock guitarist from the original band, Orcas’ own brilliant multi-instrumentalist Martin Lund, and Seattle’s Brian “Captain” Kirk of One World Festival and Pointer Sisters fame. They will be joined by other outstanding players from Orcas Island and across the US.

Learn more about James Reid Band’s history here.

Bruce Bennett