Jimmy Reiter

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The new album!

Biography

Jimmy Reiter, who for over 10 years was lead guitarist with US Blues singer/harmonica player Doug Jay as well as supporting player for numerous international Blues artists on their European tours, such as Larry Garner, Big Daddy Wilson, Albie Donnelly and Memo Gonzalez, released High Priest Of Nothing in 2011, his solo debut as a front man.

The CD, winning the German Record Critics' Award and gaining praise by fans and critics alike, launched his career as a bandleader and frontman in his own right. Extensive European touring quickly established the Jimmy Reiter Band as a class act in the international Blues scene. On his 2015 album Told You So, Reiter once again showed his talents as a guitarist and singer, and proved to be a convincing songwriter, firmly rooted in the tradition of Blues and R&B, but with a fresh style of his own.

He is supported by his German/Dutch band consisting of Nico Dreier – organ/piano, Jasper Mortier – bass and Björn Puls – drums. After the release of What You Need in early 2019, the tight four-piece band is touring all across Europe in support of their new album as one of the most interesting acts on the current Blues circuit and continues to impress audiences wherever they play.

In addition to fronting his own project, Jimmy Reiter is a welcomed guest on studio albums of other artists, such as "Love Is The Key" by Big Daddy Wilson, Keith Dunn's "Collection", "Kinky At The Root" by Dede Priest and "Shake-Down" by Chad Strentz.

Reiter has released two successful video guitar courses for TrueFire, Soul Guitar Guidebook Vol. I and II.

Artists I've had the pleasure of working with

Louisiana Red, Eric Bibb, Duke Robillard, Billy Boy Arnold, Darrell Nulisch, Larry Garner, Aron Burton, Alex Schultz, Dave Myers, R.J. Mischo, Keith Dunn, Doug Jay, Boo Boo Davis, Mz. Dee, Angela Brown, Deitra Farr, Albie Donnelly, Guitar Crusher, Big Daddy Wilson, Memo Gonzalez, Frank Biner, "Sax" Gordon Beadle, Paul Orta, Big Bones, Janice Harrington, Ron Williams, Sydney Youngblood...

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Festival Highlights

Burnley Blues Festival (UK), Great British R'n'B Festival (Colne, UK), Mönsterås Blues Festival (Sweden), Blue Balls Festival (Lucerne, Switzerland), Narcao Blues (Italy), Gaildorf Blues Festival (Germany), Luxemburg Blues & Jazz Ralley, Kopenhagen Blues Festival (Denmark), Malmö Festivalen (Sweden), Tolosa Blues Festival (Spain), Corralejo Blues Festival (Spain), Rawa Mazowiezca (Polen), Blues des Deux Rivières (France), Blues Festival Baden (Switzerland)

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