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Scotty Reed Band / UBX
The Scotty Reed Band, formerly Urban Blues Xperiment / UBX, has been steadily performing throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin since its inception in 1992. Bandleader, vocalist, harmonica player Scotty Reed relocated from Chicago to Minneapolis area in 1980 and continued to improve his musical skills in numerous part-time bands through the years while working days as a hardwood flooring mechanic and estimator to support his wife and 3 children. After a 22 year career in the hardwood flooring industry, Scotty is now a full-time blues musician and booking agent, operating his band and Bluesmeister Agency from his home in Maple Grove, Minnesota. He has recorded one CD as UBX, one as The Scotty Reed Band, with a third CD scheduled for release in fall of 2003. Currently performing over 100 gigs per year, including opening sets for James Harman, Paul delay, Roomful Of Blues, Anson Funderburgh, Savoy Brown, and Larry McCray.

Scotty`s backing band consists of several combinations of veteran twin cities based blues musicians including Shorty Lenoir, Dan Schwalbe, or Phil Schmid on guitar. Billy Black, Keith Boyles, or Scot Hornick on upright bass. Rob Stupka, Doug James, or Mike Dubois on drums. Occassionally Tim Wick or Dave Hupp on keyboards. Experimenting with different musician combinations and song material makes each performance a unique, improvisational, high energy display of harmonica drivin` traditional, swing, and jump blues inspired by artists like Muddy Waters, Walter Jacobs, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, Howlin` Wolf, Slim Harpo, Walter Horton, George Smith, Louis Jordan, Joe Turner, and other blues greats of the past and present.

Scotty attributes any success to the quality musicianship and guidance provided by his backing musicians and the support of family, friends, and fans that return to the performances year after year. Thank you all!

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