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Preston Reed
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Guitarists! The official tab transcription of my tune "Waltz Of The Snails" is now available :^)
#guitar #tablature
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Tulips -- Girvan, Scotland #bw #night #flowers #tulips #girvan #scotland 
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Glad you like it +Ann Bailey​ :^)
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Entering Whitby Harbour -- Whitby, Yorkshire, England #bw #landscape #harbours #whitby #yorkshire #england
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We were just there last week while holidaying in England!
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Whitby Abbey -- Whitby, Yorkshire, England #bw #architecture #historic #abbeys #whitby #england 
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Thank you +Clay Ayers​ :^)
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Did you hear about the arrogant roofer? He got above himself. #joke 
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Thanks to the audience and staff at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts for a great gig tonight! See you again soon I hope :^)
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Headed for Halifax, West Yorkshire for tonight's show at Square Chapel Arts Centre. See you there! :^) #guitar #concert #yorkshire 
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Glad you enjoyed it +Terry Booth​. Nice to meet you :^)
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Now that I've turned sixty and learned that there's nothing to it, I'm ready for seventy. #live #grow #kickass 
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That's the attitude! :)
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Big election tonight. Looks liken the SNP will be winning many, many seats in Parliament. Yes! :^) #scotland
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59 is excellent. Congratulations. =)
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Light patterns on bar ceiling -- Girvan, Scotland #bw #ceilings #patterns #girvan #scotland 
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Glad you can relate it to something +Clay Ayers​. The pattern grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go :^)
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You'll need to speak to the owner :^)
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Introduction
I am originally from upstate New York, but am now based in Scotland.

For the past forty-two years I have been a guitarist and composer, and for most of that time a professional solo touring performer.

I perform my own compositions on acoustic and electric guitars. 

I put out my first album, Acoustic Guitar, in 1979.

I have just put out my seventeenth album. It's called In Here Out There.

My musical influences include jazz, blues, rock, funk, bluegrass, country, world and classical.

In other words, everything.

Because my musical tastes are so wide-ranging, I am never sure what to call my music.

I am known for having invented a new way of playing the guitar, called integrated percussive guitar playing. I began to develop this approach in 1987 -- already well into a music and recording career -- because I wanted to access more of the sonic potential of the acoustic guitar for compositional purposes, especially its percussive possibilities.

I love to create music, and I love to perform it for audiences. It gives me the  profoundest satisfaction to connect with  people through my recorded music and live concerts.

Playing music has made it possible for me to indulge my passion for travel, adventure, foreign cultures, foreign languages...and photography (over the past three years I have gotten seriously into photography. I regularly post my photos on G+. The photography community here is awesome and I learn from it constantly).

I also enjoy mountain biking, swimming, exploring gardens, art museums, the outdoors, cooking, food and wine, whisky, cigars, movies and listening to jazz.

You can learn more about me and my music in my blog.

You can listen to my tunes here.

You can watch me play on my YouTube channel.

Here's a recent interview, part one and part two

Or have a browse around my website.

If you want to check out more of my photography, go to my photography website, prestonreedphotography.com


Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you better.
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I have always lived, and still am living, my dreams. I am the luckiest man on Earth.
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Scotland UK
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NY, MN, CA,