& The Unavoidable Truth
Reid Jamieson is a classic Canadian heartbreaker with an incredible voice and a magical way with melodies. His latest full length disc The Unavoidable Truth, was produced by Josh Finlayson (Gord Downie Band , Skydiggers) and features guest appearances from Sarah Harmer & Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco) while showcasing his choirboy ways, therapeutic lyrics and country-flavoured pop hooks. It's 2007 and Reid is hard at work writing for his next album. Reid is a regular on CBC's Vinyl Cafe and recently moved from Toronto to Vancouver BC . Please stay tuned for more from this tender troubadour...
What the heck does he sound like? and well you might ask. Click on any of the many MP3 links for a listen. File alongside fellow rootsy singer-songwriters: Ron Sexsmith, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley, Glenn Tilbrook and Neil Finn.
"Achingly beautiful songs...A haunting quality not soon forgotten" - Globe and Mail 2007
"Neither derivative nor nostalgic...The Unavoidable Truth, is a work of elegant, understated beauty... enveloping the listener in the atmospheric glow of his soulful vocals."
- Paste Magazine(4 to Watch For)
"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show... He blew me away." - Stuart McLean/CBC's Vinyl Cafe
'Lovers of classic quality should acquire without hesitation.' - Comes With A Smile - UK
'Irresistible...' - Eye Magazine
'Arresting...dazzling voice' - Toronto Sun
'Well-constructed pop treasures that rival Glenn Tilbrook's compositional prowess and the emotionally potent presentation of Jeff Buckley... gorgeous, unbridled voice beams thoughtful lyrics over a vintage country-inspired band.' - MilesOfMusic.com
'More than just another promising upstart... rootsy, mellow and honey-sweet.' - TorontoLife.com
'An intelligent, eclectic-pop tunesmith with a rich voice in the tradition of Neil Finn' -
'Toronto boy kicks Josh Rouse’s ass crooning indie-soul-country classics all of his own making...your life will be better with this music in it.' - Americana UK
'In a few short bars Reid stole the show...'
- Now Magazine
"The Unavoidable Truth showcases a talented and tender young artist with seemingly limitless potential and a total package that screams mainstream accessibility without losing credibility. Take that, John Mayer."
- Glorious Noise