Way, way, way back in the day, I was obsessed with a band from Vermont called…. Strangefolk. There was something at the time that I really dug about the gentile voices of the singers, the great playing and indeed the messages of the songs. I felt their sound was a throw back to other sounds I was digging at the time, like American Beauty from The Grateful Dead and Music from the Big Pink from The Band. It was 1997 as I recall, and I was a tie-dyed, Jew-Fro hippy, and I sought music that none of my classmates knew or cared about. I would read Relix, to learn more about The Grateful Dead, Phish, and once in a while, new bands like Strangefolk. I kept an eye on them, but they would eventually break up. Reid would later emerge as a solo artist and then founded Assembly of Dust. This is all to say, that this guy, no matter what else is going on in his life, is a musician, a very talented one. I’m fortunate some 21 years later, to reminisce with some of my favorite musicians and bring their stories to you. Reid recently released a social feel good experiment called Conspire to Smile. Its a cover album filled with songs that no doubt will make you happy in these difficult times. Oh, and the guest musicians on this record, are mostly people you’ve heard of on this show and in the community. You can get the album FOR FREE at reidgenauer.com

Show Notes:

First Song: 01:18 – Love The One You’re With

Interview Begins: 5:33

Extro Song: 39:07 – Not Fade Away