From the highly purified atmosphere of the Sonoran Desert comes a multi-talented musician who is captivating listeners from all walks of life. Don Reeve is a composer, performer and recording artist whose work draws upon a diverse range of cultural and spiritual influences, realized on guitars, mandolin, sitar, flutes and many other instruments.
In his career beginning in 1980, Don has established deep roots in the Tucson musical community. As a founding member of the regionally popular reggae band Neon Prophet, he was responsible for much of their original material. These days,in addition to his solo performances, he also plays with the Fine Stream Gamelan, Indian music ensemble Sruti, the Jones Brothers, a country-bluegrass-rock-folk band and Mandala, a psychedelic-trance-dance band.
Reeve's broad scope of influences is most evident in his approach to the acoustic guitar. There is no easy way to pigeonhole or categorize the style of playing he has developed over the years. Electronic effects add to the sonic palette Don employs, but the audio impression of the acoustic guitar remains the dominant element. His recordings include the solo Nature's Way and several collaborative efforts with Soundings of the Planet, Spirit Wild on the Crash Landing label and his latest, Colors for a Rainy Day
When he's not playing solo concerts, Don can be found doing things in many parts of the musical spectrum. From Indian ragas and folk songs to original rock, and Javanese gamelan to acoustic country and bluegrass, Reeve has many outlets for his talents. All people with ears owe it to themselves to check him out.
Don has performed throughout Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii and has contributed tracks form many albums as well as producing albums for other artists and is available for performance, sessions and production.
|Colors for a Rainy Day||Don Reeve|
|Nature's Way||Don Reeve|
|Spirit Wild||Don Reeve|
|When a Dead Horse Turns Over||Kevin Bowman|
|Open Range||Kevin Bowman|
|Sruti and the Beast||Sruti|
|Instruments of Peace||Soundings of the Planet|
|What Child is this||Soundings of the Planet|
|Ocean Dreams||Soundings of the Planet|
|The Fireside Sessions||Kevin Bowman|
|A Cactus Christmas||Kevin Bowman|