Tin Can Gramophone! 

Howdy Friends! Check out the new Tin Can Gramophone page on the site! This will be the home for news, information, schedules etc. for my weekly residency at the world famous Blue Door. Sign up for the weekly songwriting prompt and come see me and some of the greatest songwriters around swap songs and stories each Wednesday night. Lets build up a community of songwriters and song-appreciaters y'all! 

New Cigar Box EP! Release show May 8th. 

Hi All! I'm very excited to announce that I'll be releasing an EP of my instrumental cigar box guitar music. Many of you have heard me play my cigar box guitars in videos or at gigs. Many of you own cigar box guitars that I've built! This EP is my offering to all of you, a chance to hear what I've done with this humble three-stringed guitar. 

This EP was recorded in 4 days in a blue house on a bluff overlooking a lake in Arkansas in the Spring of 2014. All of the songs on this EP were written and performed by me on a three-stringed cigar box guitar I built in the Spring of 2011. It was a joy to record these songs and I'm excited to share them with you. 

I'll be releasing the EP with the help of the Paramount Theater in Oklahoma City on May 8th. Get your tickets here and rsvp to the Facebook event here. Thank you all so much for your support!

Ft. Worth tonight!  

The guys and I are piled in the van headed down to Fort Worth for an evening of music at the Magnolia Motor Lounge with Foolish Philosophy label mate John Calvin Abney. I fully intend to mess with Texas. Let's roll boys and girls! 

Tulsa vinyl release and new online store! 

Hey everybody! Vinyl copies of the Chariots' album, "Alright, Here We Go..." Are now available! You can get a copy at our upcoming Tulsa release show at the Mercury Lounge on March 7th! You can also get a vinyl copy from my new online store where I also have new t-shirts and CDs/ digital downloads. Check it out! I can't wait for you to hear this album on 180g vinyl! 

CD Release Shows!!!! 

Hey friends :) 

Thanks to Horton Records we'll be releasing our new CD "Alright, Here We Go..." on September 9th. The Vinyl will be coming in November courtesy of the fine folks at Foolish Philosophy. We have two big time CD release shows scheduled for the next few weeks:

Friday Sept. 5th @ the Mercury Lounge in Tulsa w/ Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps!
Saturday Sept 13th @ the Paramount in Oklahoma City w/ the Storyville Scoundrels!

Thanks so much for all the support. Let's have a great day!


Pre-Sale!!! Alright, Here We Go...  Podcast

Howdy Friends! The Time has finally come! We are launching a pre-sale campaign at Indiegogo for the new Chariots album "Alright, Here We Go..." I hope you can be a part of this campaign and help us get our album out into the world! We have lots of cool perks set up and opportunities for you to get the new album in LP, CD, or digital format as well as cigar box guitars and a live band house show. Please help us spread the word about the pre-sale, lets get this thing going!

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Weekend Update!  Podcast

Hi everybody. This week has been a bit all over the place! I started my week by seeing Mike Hosty play at the Deli last Sunday before he went in for heart surgery. It was a beautiful thing to see so many people there to share their love with Mike. My thoughts are with him and his family, we're all hoping for a quick recovery. Come back and rock the Deli with us soon :)

And as if the theme of the week were repairs, a horrible accident befell my guitar this week. My beautiful Loar arch top guitar is now sporting 3 cracks in the top. But just like Mike it'll be back in action soon. It's currently in the capable hands of Jason Combs who is getting her back in fighting shape. But in the meantime, Jason was kind enough to loan me one of his beautiful jazz boxes. I was feeling so inspired by it that I recorded a little rendition of "Si Tu vois ma mère" on that guitar. That track is attached below! Enjoy!

Upcoming Shows!

This weekend you can catch me and the Low Swingin' Chariots at the Colony in Tulsa, OK this Friday (2/7) with Jacob Tovar & the Saddle Tramps as well as Victor and Penny of Kansas City. The next evening (2/8) Me and the boys will be playing at Californos with Victor and Penny. This weekend will be the first weekend run to some new cities for me and my band so I'm looking forward to meeting some new people out on that wide open road!

Stay safe everyone! Enjoy your week and I'll see you soon :)

-Kyle Reid
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