JOE LaMAY & SHERRI REESE
PO Box 305
Somerset, KY 42502
LaMay & Reese
LaMay & Reese with Paul Davis
Media & Booking
LaMay & Reese's music reflects their love of our nation's rich traditional musical heritage.
Before they met in 1998 at a folk song circle, Joe had been a solo singer/songwriter, while Sherri had been singing and playing in a family old-timey and bluegrass band.
Joe & Sherri are committed to the sharing, learning, and promotion of folk music within their local community and beyond. Aside from being touring musicians, they host a monthly coffeehouse, as well as a weekly acoustic music jam, head up a songwriters group.
LaMay & Reese performances are always entertaining and fun. With Joe on guitar and Sherri on banjo, they present a collection of traditional and original songs that are sure to inspire the novice and please the traditionalist.
The duo has released six CDs of their music, and printed a songbook featuring thirty-four original songs - and one recitation - that have been recorded by LaMay & Reese or other musicians.
Joe wrote and recorded his first original song, Comin' Home To Say Goodbye, in 1976, and when he and Sherri teamed up in 1998, she began writing songs. Together, they have written a number of songs that have been recorded and performed by other folk musicians and bluegrass bands. Joe & Sherri present songwriting workshops at festivals..
Since 2004, LaMay & Reese have been contributing monthly home-grown music segments to Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Radio Show. Their twenty-minute segments feature songs and musicians recorded "live" in Kentucky and on the road. They have featured dozens of musicians, and hundreds of songs, showcasing American folk and bluegrass roots music. Now in it's 44th year, the show is aired on NPR throughout the northeast and over the world-wide web.
￼In recognition of artistic excellence, LaMay & Reese have been selected to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.