Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers
Reggie Garrett has been performing throughout the Western U.S. and Canada for many years performing mostly original songs mixed with pop covers and traditional folk ballads. His music is quite diverse tapping into urban acoustic Folk music, Gospel, Latin rhythms, Blues, Celtic and many other forms.
He performs both solo and with his group Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers. Since its inception the band has carved out its own unique sound. Through the years the music changed, gradually shifting towards a hybrid with both acoustic and electric instrumentation. RG&SOP perform both as a quartet and an acoustic trio giving audiences an experience both subtle and complex. This amazing ensemble includes Reggie Garrett (vocals/acoustic guitar), Richard Middleton (acoustic/electric guitars & keyboards), Will Dowd (drums/percussion) with the addition of Keith Lowe (bass) for the quartet,
The sound has strong rhythmic underpinnings, beginning with Garrett’s almost percussive guitar style. His singing reflects the folk/ rock/gospel traditions with which he grew up. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication Dirty Linen. As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood.
From Pistol River, OR to Rock Island, IL; from Duncan, BC Canada to San Luis Obispo, CA Mr. Garrett and his group have delighted audiences of all ages.