Dan Reeder

Dan Reeder is a self-sufficient artist in every aspect of his work. The cover of each one of his albums bears artwork he created himself. He’s built a majority of the instruments you hear. From guitar pickups to microphones, preamps and mixers. He’s built steel string guitars, electric guitars, banjos, drums, basses, cellos, violins, clarinets, and even a saxophone (note from Dan: “I’ll never do that again”). He constructed his own recording computers with fanless power supplies and solid-state drives to keep them quiet -- and before those were around, stored the computer in an old refrigerator. Each note you hear was carefully crafted and individually manifested -- the melodies, the harmonies, the instrumentation, the recording and mixing process (with the exception of a few minor mastering adjustments).

To date, Oh Boy has released all three of Reeder’s records: Dan Reeder (2004), Sweetheart (2005), and This New Century (2009). The albums garnered glowing reviews; publications like No Depression deemed him “brilliant,” and NPR’s Fresh Air compared Reeder to Prine himself. The New Yorker’s Ben Greenman coined him as “one of the foremost outsider artists in modern folk”. He’s been featured on the Emmy award-winning show Weeds (“Work Song”).  Nobody wants to be you via Oh Boy on November 10, 2017.


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