Reed KD | The Ashes Bloom

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Mason Jennings Matt Costa The Weepies

Album Links
Reed KD Tradebit MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk GreatIndieMusic

More Artists From
United States - California - SF

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Alternative Folk Folk: Folk-Rock Moods: Type: Experimental
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Ashes Bloom

by Reed KD

Intimate indie-folk-bluegrass-honkey-tonk at its best.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Road Flares
Share this song!
3:27 $0.99
2. Empty Bottles
Share this song!
3:09 $0.99
3. Say You'll Miss Me
Share this song!
3:28 $0.99
4. Travel Sick Blues
Share this song!
2:17 $0.99
5. Sinking Stone
Share this song!
3:50 $0.99
6. You Can Call Me
Share this song!
3:19 $0.99
7. Maybe by Morning
Share this song!
2:25 $0.99
8. Even If I
Share this song!
3:51 $0.99
9. This Coastal Town
Share this song!
2:37 $0.99
10. Roll Over
Share this song!
3:18 $0.99
11. Three Long Years
Share this song!
2:34 $0.99
12. The Winter
Share this song!
3:56 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
"Take Sujan Stevens, but discard the religious shell and full orchestra. Add a Simon, a Garfunkel, some Joshua Radin, and a harmonica for flavor. Now let it simmer in your mind for a minute, and if all goes well, it should come out like Reed KD... His indie spirit floats through his songs, the sound of which can transport you onto a cross-country Greyhound, staring out the window at miles of cornfields, or to a rainy Sunday afternoon spent beneath a cozy blanket."

" angelic sweetness reminiscent of Paul Simon..."

"The album's musical arrangements are obviously lovingly cultivated..."

"...heartbreaking melodies and surprisingly intricate guitar work."

"...If you like your music soft, thoughtful, and poetic, or simply are in the market for a nice break from the recycled music that often laces the three medias, I would suggest that you give The Ashes Bloom by Reed KD a few listens. With all features considered, Reed KD is one of the better bands you might not know of."


to write a review

David Taylor Jr.

Awesome CD everyone should own it!
This cd is wonderful. I especially love the track "You Can Call Me" This song and the others on it are great for people who need encouragement in life as it really captures everyday things that happen to people!


Great CD!!! I see the growth potential in future music and song writing. Reed needs to go out to Minneapolis to perform some live shows. His music would be praised out there. Minneapolis is the capital for live shows and best local talent from what I have seen.


The minute I heard music from this album. I fell in love. I dont know how else to explain it. Reed is an excellent musician, and this CD is oh so good... its like 'music to my ears'.

Jeff Kleinman

Another great CD from Reed
Once again, Reed has managed to record some of the best songs I've ever heard.

I look forward to his next CD!

Timothy C. Avery - Independent Clauses

There's not a bad song on the album, and I had a tough time picking a favorite f
If humans had cryogenically frozen Simon and Garfunkel, somehow managed to splice their genes together and then dumped the resulting musician in Northern California today, we would have another Reed Dahlmeier: the namesake and the creative engine under the hood of Reed KD. On The Ashes Bloom, Reed KD's first full-length album, Reed provides impressive instrumentation: vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, Rhodes, keyboards, bass, accordion and programmed beats. This would normally only raise an eyebrow, but Dahlmeier himself plays all of these instruments while harmonizing with himself!

There's not a bad song on the album, and I had a tough time picking a favorite from so many great tunes. If you like folk-rock... if you like guitar and catchy, beautiful melodies... if you like Bright Eyes or Simon and Garfunkel or Rocky Votolato... if you like good music, buy The Ashes Bloom.

Sound the Sirens

Quite perfect for a nice coastal afternoon.
"...I came across California indie/folk pop artist Reed KD and felt compelled to share his music. At times, it reminds me a little of Sam Beam’s work (the slow gentle strumming of “This Coastal Town”) while occasionally wading in a little more upbeat tones (see the jangly, Simon & Garfunkel-esque rhythms of “Road Flares”), all the while holding on to the serenity of more breezy sounding melodies. Quite perfect for a nice coastal afternoon."

Wilbur Flynn

A few fillers
Some good tunes and a few fillers.
Im happy I own this CD, well worth ten bucks.


Fantastic CD!
Beautiful music from Reed KD. Just fantastic. The CD got to me very quick and I'm an international buyer. Very impressed. Thank you CD Baby!