David Reed & Tamboura Productions

Artist / Creative (Individual)

Q: Where do you find an easy-breezy Caribe-style folkrockin' band, complete with guitar, banjo, bass, drums and a whole lotta percussion - including homemade rattlecaps & a conch shell! - for your wedding, house concert or patio party? Or, a passionate guitar/cigar box guitar and percussion-driven electracoustic world-beat fusion duo with a BIG sound? Or, a solo country-blues infused finger-picking multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter who serves up a musical smorgasbord spanning three centuries with a collection of his own Dr. Ea$y's Sonic Boxes homemade cigar box guitars and a suitcase drum? Or, a rootsy, gutsy, rafter-raisin' blues trio featuring inspired vocals cruisin' along with a collection of guitars and cigar box instruments, electric bass and drums?A: Simply take a peek under the Tamboura Productions/Dry Ducks Records umbrella! Since 1988, Tamboura Productions has been home to Caribe-vibe folkrockers Tamboura, the electracoustic duo TuTu Much, cigar box blues boys The Introv3rts, and guitar-slinger/songwriter/cigar box guitar maker, David Reed.David Reed is the founder and focal point of Tamboura Productions. He holds a B.Mus.Ed from the Hartt College of Music and an MA in psychology from Antioch NE Graduate School and was a founding member (1971) of New England's preeminent jam-band, Max Creek who continues to record and actively perform fifty years later!  He has taught in both public and private schools, consulted with schools, hospitals and businesses, and he has been the sole proprietor of Tamboura Productions since 1989 and Dr. Ea$y's Sonic Boxes since 2010.David is humbled and appreciative of the many fine musicians that have been - and many still are - affiliated with Tamboura Productions over the years, including Sam Earnshaw,  Mary Knysh, Dan Broad, Terry Hall, Charlie Tokarz, Steve Ide, Zack Zanecchia, John Suters, John Haddad, Scott McKenney and Conor Meehan. Several of these Tamboura Productions artists have joined David in performances and residencies throughout the US, England, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and the West Indies.Our fees, dependent upon length of performance and necessity of transportation/accommodations/equipment costs, typically begin at around $300.00 and can range up to $3500.00+ depending upon size of the requested ensemble and the aforementioned costs. Yet, everything's negotiable! "Grab your kitbag, put on your traveling' shoes and embark upon an eclectic musical odyssey from the sunny calypso Caribbean to the lonesome backroads of Appalachia via the gritty juke joints of the deep Delta with singer-songwriter David Reed, his guitar, harmonicas, foot percussion and unique collection of spellbinding cigar box instruments. Whatever he picks from his wondrous songbag of Americana treats is guaranteed to make ya feel glad! Come on along!"May he come play for you?


Primary Discipline

Music - Band

Additional Disciplines

Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Visual/Crafts - Experimental


Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

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Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1989
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 150 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round