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Acoustic Americana
Folk Rock and Blues


Sturdy stock. The blood in these veins is high-grade red dirt, stirred by ancient New River water, alongside Lead Mine Road, Virginia Rural Route 663. Not much Barbie Doll here. That pretty much sums up this music too... tunes chosen by a journeying woman crossed over the half-century mark. This is a soulful, sometimes rough-edged authentic sound in tunes I have written or covers I wish I had written. Collectively, they paint an American experience with a bend toward the feminine. Savvy writing and harmony are my passion. To that end, I have the good fortune to collaborate with some of the finest musicians in our region.


Collaboration

NOTHING BUT THE WATER:  Americana  Blues                    Marte Yerkins and I had known each other in musical circles for a while before we sat down to explore each of our next chapters. His playing history reaches back over 40 years! Marte is proving to be a stellar musical companion and a dang solid bass player! We made a "pact" to do the work on the front end and get clear about what we wanted to accomplish. This journey started well over a year ago. Rick Domion (guitar/vocals) and Marte reconnected over a class reunion in 2021 - these Pittsburg boys were in a band together back in High School and are now again. Lucky me!! 

RYAN CHAPPELL and I were a rocking little duo playing smaller venues and festivals. We began learning each others music sometime around 2010 after a chance meeting at a local open mic and played together for about 7ish years in various incarnations. Ryan's extraordinary guitar skills and sparse harmonies added just the right polish. In 2010 we were awarded Charlotte Music Awards Folk Artists of the Year. 

FOURTH CREEK BAND: A James Taylor Tribute
Our friend, Steve Roy, had a dream of performing a night of JT music and asked Ryan if he would be interested. We both said he was crazy, knowing it would mean a tremendous amount of work. Well, we all did that work and musical paths crossed at the right times to bring us additional members to round out the sound. We and our audiences had sooo much fun with this! We were Steve Roy (lead vocals), Ryan Chappell (lead guitar), Richard Wood (sax and flute), Joey Williams (bass), and me (harmonies and light percussion). Wow, that was fun!

WRECKING BALL: Cowboy Ambient Rock
We were four veteran musicians - all writers, all having been down a multitude of musical roads over the years. Think Emmylou, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin and Reckless Kelly with a little Jeff Beck! We played several festivals and even opened for Sam Bush's Charlotte Show, Fall of 2012! We were Douglas Barnhill (lead guitar), Brian Doell (bass), Scott McGlauphlin (drums), and me (rhythm guitar and vocals). Sure miss those guys... people move on and away...


 

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Previous events

NOTHING BUT THE WATER

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202 North Main Fine Wines, 202 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC

Returning as a jolly lil trio! So happy to be playing again. This tight little trio is a great fit for 202. Headed by Marie Reid (guitar and vocals), NOTHING BUT THE WATER is her new journey. All three players have lead musical lives covering many years. Marte Yerkins, on bass and vocals along with Rick Domion on lead guitar and vocals, make this the group she always wanted. You'll hear covers by the likes of Shawn Colvin, Emmylou, Patty Griffin, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Sarah Jerosz, Brandi Carlisle and CSN mixed in with a few originals.

Bringing you love and sunshine by way of music!

NOTHING BUT THE WATER

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Daveste Vineyards, 155 Lyton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC

I simply cannot wait to introduce our tight lil Trio to our Daveste friends. Headed by me, Marie Reid (guitar and vocals), NOTHING BUT THE WATER members have lead musical lives covering many years. Marte Yerkins, on bass and vocals along with Rick Domion on lead guitar and vocals, make this the group she always wanted. You'll hear covers by the likes of Shawn Colvin, Emmylou, Patty Griffin, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Sarah Jerosz, Brandi Carlisle and CSN mixed in with a few originals.

Bringing you love and sunshine by way of music!

Music Speaks Series at Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Program showcases musicians sharing inspiring stories and music. This event is FREE and open to the community. This incredible organization is making art and music accessible to kids - many of whom are underpriveleged in ways that they might not otherwise have access to the arts. I am beyond tickled to have connected with these amazing and passionate people. They are doing life changing work. Come sing a little, laugh a little and enjoy community over a few tunes.

NOTHING BUT THE WATER

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Iron Heart Winery, 3742 Boone Furnace Road , Allisonia, VA

Bring a picnic. Breathe!

This tight little trio from NC is a great fit for Iron Heart - both are a little gritty! Headed by Marie Reid (guitar and vocals), who grew up near here on the NEW, NOTHING BUT THE WATER makes it's debut performance with us. All three players have lead musical lives covering many years. Marte Yerkins, on bass and vocals along with Rick Domion on lead guitar and vocals, make this the group she always wanted. You'll hear covers by the likes of Shawn Colvin, Emmylou, Patty Griffin, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Sarah Jerosz, Brandi Carlisle and CSN mixed in with a few originals.

Bringing you love and sunshine by way of music!

Apr16

DANNY WICKER - Exceptional Holy Blues

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Iron Heart Winery, 3742 Boone Furnace Road , Allisonia, VA

We aren't playing this date but I want you to know about Danny and come see this amazing musicians musician. I'm so excited he will be coming up from NC to play for Iron Heart people. You will not be disappointed.

Danny Wicker is a roots musician raised in Eastern North Carolina and now living in Western North Carolina. His passion is preserving and reinterpreting vintage Southern music. He grew up on Bluegrass, as singer and guitarist for his family band, "The Wickerpickers". Since the 70's, Danny has been like a music sponge, soaking up and mastering styles as diverse as Piedmont Blues, Carolina Old Time, Appalachian, Holy Blues, and vintage jazz, and Celtic music.

Danny performs solo, with Piedmont Blues duo "Wicker and Jones", and acoustic trio "American Holler". Danny is president of "Piedmont Folkways", a non profit promoting local and regional roots music. Danny sings and play fingerstyle 6 string, 12 string, and resonator guitars.

Apr1

UNCORKED AND ARTSY

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Downtown Mooresville - small park near Tim's Table, Main Street, Mooresville, NC

Every Spring & Fall, Uncorked & Artsy uncorks wine bottles and growlers! This fun evening features wine or beer tastings at multiple awesome Downtown Mooresville businesses. Local and regional artists also display and sell their works along Broad & Main Streets. Live music, in-tandem specials, and light appetizers are also served both inside of businesses and outside on the sidewalks. The tasting portion of the event is $25 per person and include all tastings and a souvenir Downtown Uncorked & Artsy glass. The art and live music performances are free to attend. A portion of the proceeds benefits Mooresville Arts. 6-9pm

Mar15

JUST ME

MY LIVING ROOM, Mooresville, NC

Prior to this date, there hadn't been any formal gigs for a while. Ryan and I had morphed into the James Taylor Tribute then that ran it's course. I played up home in Virginia when I could. I don't mind telling you it stung to not be working on our own material... to not be growing musically. Then COVID hit and few venues were allowed to have gatherings. March 2020 was the second time "The Day the Music Died" in my lifetime. I licked my wounds and hiked hard for several years and remembered who I am and how important music is to me and how "life gets mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste" (B Raitt). I also remembered how I fought when it felt like the music in my life died one heartbreaking time before.

With a ton of help, I am playing again and offering this music to you again... beautiful people in a live audience. I said to my current band mates, "this time it's about me and what I want. I will rarely compromise again. While your opinion matters, this is not going to be a democracy. I know what I want and I am / we are running out of time. If you want to come along, it will be an amazing wild ride!" And damn, so far they've stayed. Better photos to come.

Wine Down Friday

The Draper Mercantile, Draper, VA

Much to celebrate with the close of this week. Happy to add my part to the already abundant "Merc Magic". Such a special place w Chef T bringing amazing food and Debbie and her staff taking care of you like family... the ones they are really are really happy to see!

Nov19

Have heard about it, and hoped to play at The Birdsnest some day... So... I am excited to open for Rob McHale (a very talented storyteller and accomplished picker and friend) in this cozy listening room.

Come join us! You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice.

thebirdsnest.net robmchale.com marieReidmusic.com