Hot Video (and Artist) Alert: Eli "Paperboy" Reed - Come and Get It
Once again...I've dropped the ball. Eli "Paperboy" Reed? Where have I been? And he's from Boston? WHAT?! Unreal. I need to up my game.
Reed's music is RIGHT up my alley...well...my R&B/Soul alley. He's got a voice that brings me back to my childhood...when all my folks would listen to on the radio was "OLDIES". I NEVER would have guessed these Motown-inspired sounds would be the product of a skinny white boy from Boston. NEVER. He's got pipes! I'm sold. Oh, and you can also catch "Paperboy" lending his talents to a Basement Jaxx track on their latest album Scars called "She's No Good." So I guess he's up my DANCE alley as well!
here playing Jools Holland in 2008.
June 10 – Middle East – Boston, MA
June 11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
June 12 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
June 13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
June 15 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
June 17 – Sundown In The City – Knoxville, TN
June 18 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC
June 19 – The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
June 23 – KPRI event – San Diego, CA
June 24 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Check out what the fabulous British press has to say about Reed (they CLEARLY love him):
“Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed’s first major label release is as potent a classic R&B set
as this century is likely to deliver… recognition flashes might suggest Otis Redding,
Wilson Pickett or Sam Cooke, but this is absorption and reimagination, not imitation…
this is one ‘Paperboy’ who delivers.” (««««)—MOJO
"Everything here is expertly performed, and Reed has a raspy, yearning voice that recalls Wilson Pickett, or on the breathless 'Just Like Me,' a rougher Marvin Gaye."—The Guardian
"…his voice has become a powerhouse somewhere between Al Green and Otis Redding."—Q