Reeder Cowboys | Folk musician Dan Reeder signed to John Prine’s Oh Boys Records label in early 2000 after sending him a burned CD crammed with his personal songs. Since then, Reeder has launched three full albums — his self-titled debut album, Sweetheart, and This New Century — and toured with Prine in 2006. Now, Reeder is releasing a new EP, Nobody wishes to be you, out November 10.
Filled with the identical witty persona and eclectic tactics, Nobody desires to be you shows Reeder’s many talents. He crafts his very own gadgets and does his personal art work for his albums. He even builds the computer systems he documents with. Then there’s the offbeat home made sounds the artist and his devices produce and his signature quirky lyrics.
What a compliment! I’ll take it. Let me give an explanation for the instrument-making stuff: Anybody can construct a guitar. Takes a little time, and you have to purchase or make some specific tools, however anybody can do it. A “good” guitar is some thing else. I have no thought how to make a good one. To me, it’s a miracle that corporations like Gibson, Martin, and Taylor are in a position to make guitars that all have a attribute sound. I by no means understand what an instrument is going to sound like, however they constantly sound like something. It’s enjoyable to attempt to use some thing sound the aspect makes. I additionally spend about 1/2 of the time in reality constructing the thing, and the different half of making it playable — elevating or decreasing the string height, leveling the frets, etc.