Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Eli "Paperboy" Reed

HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND

Thu · October 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Online sales stop at time of doors. Tickets then available at Box Office.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a survivor. He was one of the first of the new wave of singers and songwriters to embrace unabashedly soulful music and he has been tearing up stages all over the world with his heart-stopping falsetto screams for close to a decade with no plans to slow down. From humble musical beginnings growing up outside of Boston, at 18 Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and cut his teeth playing and singing in juke joints all over the Delta. From there he took the well-trod path to Chicago where he spent a year as minister of music the Southside church of Soul legend Mitty Collier.


Soon after returning to Boston, he was bit by the songwriting bug and released his first full length, “Roll with You” in 2008. Reed’s combination of powerful soulful vocals coupled with his strong pop sensibility as a songwriter made people all over the world stand up and take notice. Soon there were calls coming in from everywhere; television shows in the UK, festivals in Australia, and a jaw-dropping schedule of national and international tour dates. Major record labels came calling, deals were signed and Reed’s star kept rising, now with the help of song placements in major movies, television shows and commercials. The albums “Come and Get it” (Capitol - 2010) and “Nights Like This” (Warner Brothers - 2014) went on to do more than $2.5 million in total licensing, while Reed and his crack band continued to wow audiences on five continents.


In 2016, after some much-needed time off from the road, Reed returned to the studio to cut “My Way Home” (Yep Roc - 2016); an album that is at once back-to-basics and startlingly current. Now approaching the ten-year mark in his career and back in the studio to record his 6th full-length, Reed has improbably become an elder statesman of the genre, and he’s begun seeing new artists who are taking inspiration from his unique sound. A sound that, over everything else, prizes feeling, energy, and, yes, Soul.



"There are singers who sing and there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Read threatens to be one of the defining voices of the year."
-Mojo Magazine


"Reed has a knack for imbuing narrative tropes with new meaning, transforming them in to stories that couldn’t be anyone else’s."
-NPR


"Mr. Reed invokes the stylish and muscular r&b of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke with convincing suavity."
-New York Times
HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND
HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND
There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/