Let me be one of the first to say Happy New Year! Personally, 2017 was my best year yet and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store! (I just wonder how long I will still write “17” for the date.) the start of 2018 looks great for The Justin Reed Show:
Jan. 11 – Episode 214: Classically trained jazz musician Monika Ryan will join Justin Reed at 8 a.m. Ryan has been singing professionally since the age of 15 and has since released nine albums with a 10th in the works for 2018. Although trained in a jazz background, not all of Ryan’s music is jazz; she has new music with a country feel. Her upcoming album Now releases in 2018 and will be debuted on the show. For more information, visit monikaryan.com.
Jan. 18 – Episode 215: The show welcomes Western swing group the Farmer and Adele to play live in the studio at 9 a.m. “Bringing you Country Western Cowboy + Cowgirl Swing and High Lonesome Sounds!” claims their website. Led by Farmer Keenan and Grace Adele, this group will have everyone ‘yipping’ along with their music! The band has completed a brand-new album featuring the legendary Western group Riders in the Sky, titled Into the Wide Open Sky. See everybodylovesthefarmerandadele.com for more info.
Jan. 25 – Episode 216: Artists and lineup to be announced. See full calendar at thejustinreedshow.com/calendar.
Feb. 1: Episode 217: We will broadcast the show in its entirety, 7–10 a.m., from historic City Cafe, located at 113 E. Main Street in Murfreesboro. We have been there three times previously, most recently for the 200th show in November 2017, and this time will be extra special—Feb. 1, 2018, is the 118th birthday of City Cafe! The restaurant opened its doors for the first time in 1900, and now The Justin Reed Show will return. The lineup is still being finalized, but this is a show not to miss.
On a side note, I am beyond thrilled to mention that I received the best gift on Christmas Eve—I asked my girlfriend, Sara Boyd, to marry me and she said “yes!” I cannot wait to see what 2018 holds, for sure!
I hope you can tune in and come attend the Feb. 1 show. You can always listen at 88.3 FM WMTS every Thursday morning from 7–10 a.m., or at thejustinreedshow.com.
Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb,