Pretty Boy’s black bandit finds new hands
Brandon Reid is the proud new player of Pretty Boy’s old six-string!
The Lurkers first heard Brandon when he played a great set at the Chai tent at the National Folk Festival last weekend. Brandon is from Alaska and plays his folk music with passion and bright-eyed wonder (listen here). I was lucky enough to song swap with him last night at The Workshop. He was playing a battered five-string and was struggling to finish his songs because of the top string slipping off the fret board.
Since Pretty Boy retired the black bandit on friday after purchasing a sparkling new taylor guitar, it seemed right that it should be offered to Brandon. Brandon was appreciative and delighted with the guitar. Look out for him if you are in Newcastle. We might even do some shows together!
Also, check out his fav band – The Avett Brothers. I’m a fan of ‘Paranoia in Bb Major’.