× Eli 'Paperboy" Reed announces two NL shows this May

Eli 'Paperboy" Reed announces two NL shows this May


Eli “Paperboy” Reed returns to the Netherlands with "Hits and Misses":

Every time an artist records an album, they end up with just a little bit more than they need. Songs that, for one reason or another, don’t make it on to the full-length. People call them all sorts of things: Bonus tracks. Non-LP B-sides. Extras. Whatever you choose to call them, these songs are never purposely relegated to the dustbin of history. Whatever happens throughout the record-making process, the music that is left on the proverbial cutting room floor was made with the same care, emotion, dedication and commitment as the stuff that got labeled “master.” These songs do not deserve to be forgotten!

Enter, “Hits and Misses”, a new collection from that venerated progenitor of all things Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Americana, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed. The Paperboy is eight albums deep in to a career that spans close to two decades. His bonus tracks could easily be another’s hits singles. From vividly reimagined covers spanning every genre to his own dance-or-cry originals, leftovers these are not.

Hits and Misses” collects songs that, for the most part, were previously only available on 45 rpm singles at the merch table during Reed’s international touring career. The earliest of these were cut in 2009, right after the career-launching album “Roll With You” and the latest at the beginning of 2020, just before his critically acclaimed LP of Merle Haggard songs “Down Every Road.

In fact, Reed takes his first crack at Haggard on “Hits and Misses” with the down and dirty “Break Every Heart I Can.” You’ll also hear Reed try his hand at songs by Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Motörhead, The Violinaires, Latimore, Lee Moses and Jimmy Hughes. That’s quite a list. Pair these inspired covers with a trio of unheard Reed originals and you’ll agree that “Hits and Misses” rounds the bases for a home run.

Go see Eli 'Paperboy" Reed in Groningen or Utrecht next May:
11/05: Groningen, NL - Rhythm & Bluesnight
12/05: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg

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