Reid Jamieson
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Reid Jamieson
Reid Jamieson
Reid Jamieson 2009
Background information
Reid Allan Jamieson
Born (1973-10-20) October 20, 1973 (age 45)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresSinger-songwriter, Indie rock, folk rock, pop
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
InstrumentsVoice, guitar, ukulele, harmonica
Alvy, Vinyl Cafe Cowboy Junkies Blue Rodeo

Reid Jamieson (born October 20, 1973) is a Canadian singer songwriter. He was a regular member of the CBC's The Vinyl Cafe and won the grand prize for Folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the song RAIL.


Jamieson has released nine solo albums and records. 2004's The Unavoidable Truth was produced by Josh Finlayson and features guest appearances from Sarah Harmer, Mia Sheard, Peter Elkas, John Southworth and Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco).

In 2006, Jamieson became a member of the CBC's The Vinyl Cafe Orchestra and has toured and recorded with them, as well as appearing on broadcasts shows. Reid's original artwork 'Radio Canada' was used on the posthumous CD box set 'The Unreleased Stories'

In October 2009, Jamieson released a stripped down version of 6 songs on an EP titled Courting Juniper produced by Byron Kent Wong.

In September 2010, Jamieson released a 14 track all-original album titled Staring Contest. The album features Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) on violin, and fellow Vinyl Cafe band-mate John Sheard on piano. The final version of Staring Contest (remastered) was released in May 2011 with 11 tracks.[1]

In 2012, in preparation for a Vinyl Cafe Christmas tour, Reid released a collection of winter-themed songs titled Songs for a Winter's Night.[2]

Reid recorded and performed the song "Take Heart (Elbow Room) on the Cowboy Junkies present The Kennedy Suite. He performed the song live with Margo Timmins at the release at The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto in November 2013.[3]

In the fall of 2014 Reid released his first record with his wife Carolyn Victoria Mill titled Juniper's Kitchen.[4]

In 2015 Reid released The Presley Sessions Revisited, a follow up to his 50s era tribute including songs made popular by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Platters and The Flamingos.[5]

In 2016 Reid released a tribute to Leonard Cohen titled Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection. & covers plus an original, the title track, open letter to the man himself.[6]

in 2018 Reid and Carolyn went to Ireland to record a new all original record with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Hothouse Flowers), who was introduced to them by fellow Canadian Mary Margaret O'Hara. To be released in March 2019, the new record titled 'Me Daza' will feature the posthumous vocals of Irish singer songwriter Fergus O'Farrell (Interference).[7]


  • Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection (2016)
  • The Presley Sessions Revisited (2015)
  • Juniper's Kitchen (2014) featuring Carolyn Victoria Mill
  • Songs for a Winter's Night (2012)
  • Staring Contest (final version) (2011)
  • Staring Contest (pre-release) (2010)
  • Courting Juniper EP (2009)
  • The Presley Sessions (2007)
  • The Unavoidable Truth (2004)
  • The Noise in My Chest EP (2003)
  • Cowlick Bravado (2001)

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  1. ^ "Reid Jamieson Staring Contest". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Glad Tidings and Great Joy - Reid Jamieson's Christmas Miracle". No Depression. 2013-12-16. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "The Kennedy Suite". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Collaboration's the key to Reid Jamieson's success". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 2013-11-13. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Province, The; Entertainment; Music; Email, Share Reid Jamieson's The Presley Sessions: The gift that keeps on giving Tumblr Pinterest Google Plus Reddit LinkedIn; Tumblr; Pinterest; Plus, Google; Reddit; LinkedIn (2016-02-08). "Reid Jamieson's The Presley Sessions: The gift that keeps on giving | The Province". Retrieved .
  6. ^ Regenstreif, Mike (2016-05-19). "Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif: Reid Jamieson - Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection". Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Vancouver Musicians' Association". Retrieved .

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