Brigid, Johnny Reedy - Boulder, Montana
Featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada for the past six years, Brigid Reedy has become a singular young voice representing her beloved home state of Montana. Brigid is credited in recent books by Aaron Parrett and Charlie Seeman as an important singer, songwriter, fiddler and poet carrying forward classic cowboy music and poetry and rich Montana fiddle traditions with her exceptional musicianship, distinctive approach to repertoire, and her strong sense of place. A natural and charismatic performer since the age of two, Brigid has traveled far beyond the hills of Montana to perform and share the stage with many personal heroes (of both music and poetry), bringing with her boundless enthusiasm, grace, passion, and soul. Now eighteen, Brigid's writing draws considerably from her experience as a young woman coming of age in the contemporary rural West. This, combined with her timeless, eclectic taste in music and love of words, makes her a force in Western Americana music and poetry.
Enter Johnny “Guitar” Reedy, Brigid's little brother, whose physical stature and musical skills belie his age. At only thirteen, Johnny has a phenomenal gift for rhythm and possesses extraordinary musical sensibilities. Transcending the role of sideman, he has become a full-fledged collaborator with his sister, assisting in arranging music for their Cowboy, Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, and Blues repertoire. Johnny’s passion for music from around the world combined with the Montana traditions he was steeped in makes him an intriguing musical partner to his sister.
This dynamic collaboration most often takes place in the single bedroom of the small bunkhouse Brigid and Johnny share with their family in the Jefferson River Valley in Southwest Montana. Sitting on the ends of their beds, surrounded by instruments that hang on the walls, they experiment, improvise, sing, and laugh, as their enthusiasm and passion for music propels their ever-evolving sound forward.
Brigid and Johnny travel widely sharing their unique blend of exceptional musicianship, sublime sibling harmonies, and a voracious appetite for “good" music, with their love of Montana, Western culture and their incredible affection for each other, to bring something unique and special to every performance.