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 693. 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 in a smart, funny and entertaining performance. 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.


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

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!


The Birdsnest Presents Rob McHale w Marie Reid Opening

The Birdsnest, 102 South Main, Upstairs, Davidson, NC

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

Marie Reid Opens for John Hall

Daveste Vineyards, 155 Lytton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC 28166

John Sr has a broken finger and cannot play stringed instruments at the moment - But he CAN play harmonica and he CAN sing. So he and I are going to open for his son, John Jr. Gonna be a special night of music my friends... come see what happens next !!

Marie Reid

Daveste Vineyards, 155 Lytton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC 28166

Thrilled!! Opening the season once more... a sure sign of Spring!

Music can cure so many ills. For a few hours I'm gonna let it wash away a miserable winter and even more miserable politics at our beautiful vineyard, Daveste... wanna?

Americana / Songwriter / Blues

MarieReidMusic.com DavesteVineyards.com

Marie Reid

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The Draper Mercantile, Draper, VA

Bringing this music home for a special Valentines evening. Might want to call ahead for this one.

Americana / Blues / Folk

MarieReidMusic.com DraperMerc.com


Marie Reid and Timothy Scott Williams

Charlotte, NC

Tickled to share a night of music with writer Timothy Scott Williams. More details to come.

Fourth Creek Band, A James Taylor Tribute +some

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Statesville Pumpkin Fest Main Stage, Downtown Statesville, NC

This year's Pumpkin Fest promises to be STELLER! Glad to be a part - Come check out Statesville, GMS Racing (Major sponsor who will have some serious shinnanigans), multiple stages throughout the day.... Pie eating contest, carving contest... looking good! http://www.statesvillepumpkinfest.com

Marie Reid

The Draper Mercantile, Draper, VA

Sweet! A cancellation in my favor... results in a delightfully unexpected trip up home!

Acoustic Americana / Blues / Folk Rock

MarieReidMusic.com DraperMerc.com