Salem News: BTR Then and Now

Back in 1971, a couple of young college kids, film students named Ted Reed and Tim Treadway, drove through America’s South to find and record some of the last living blues legends who were inspiring much of the rocking blues of Sixties. No longer relegated to juke joints in the deep south or urban centers, the blues were exploding in …

All-star Blues review headlines 2021 Fall Blues Festival

BEVERLY — In addition to the debut of “Blues Trail Revisited,” Saturday’s Fall 2021 Blues Festival at The Cabot features tons of music from some of the heavyweights of New England’s blues scene. The festival’s All-Star Blues Review promises to be a jammed-packed show headlined by the legendary James Montgomery Band with David Hull (Joe Perry Project), Marty Richards (formerly of the …

Blues Trail Revisited: Then and now

Back in 1971, a couple of young college kids, film students named Ted Reed and Tim Treadway, drove through America’s South to find and record some of the last living blues legends who were inspiring much of the rocking blues of Sixties. No longer relegated to juke joints in the deep south or urban centers, the blues were exploding in …

The Clarksdale Press Register

Producer and director Ted Reed from Massachusetts put together the film “Blues Trail Revisited” that came out in March. “Blues Trail Revisited” consists of old footage from the film “Thinking Out Loud” in 1971 along with footage from the past couple of years in Clarksdale, Memphis, Tenn., and other places. The film came out in March. Now, Reed is filming …

Good Morning Gloucester

DOCUMENTARIAN REED, CULMINATES 50 YEAR JOURNEY ENCOMPASSING THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN MUSIC, THE UPHEAVALS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND REFLECTING ON TREASURES OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, LOST AND FOUND BOSTON, MA– When Grammy- and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Ted Reed was moving his office, he uncovered his 16mm black and white film “Thinking Out Loud”, shot in 1971. Filmed with …

Blues Disciples with Jamie Anthony

Show 137 – Recorded 7-3-21 – This podcast features 12 outstanding blues artist groups and 12 excellent performances to enjoy. And, Mr Ted Reed tells us about his and a friend’s trip to discover, meet, film and record a group of early blues legends in 1970. Our talented featured artists are: Furry Lewis, Scott Dunbar, Robert Pete Williams, Big Joe Williams, James Cotton and Elvin Bishop, …