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Record Release Tuesdays: Eli "Paperboy" Reed


Ace Hotel, NoMad


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Record Release Tuesdays: Eli "Paperboy" Reed

The soul virtuoso releases his anticipated album

We know what you’re thinking…how can some kid from Massachusetts' claim to fame be belting out soulful tunes a la Otis Redding? Seems like a stretch, but Eli "Paperboy" Reed is breaking all the rules. After spending sometime in Mississippi and getting acquainted with juke joint culture, the singer set out on a recording career and lucky for us, he’s celebrating his record release with an intimate live set. Plus, Mr. Finewine will be spinning Gospel 45s all night. Eli "Paperboy" Reed (born Eli Husock) is an American singer. After graduating from Brookline [Massachusetts] High School in 2002 he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and immersed himself in the juke joint culture of the Deep South. After spending a year in Clarksdale he enrolled at The University of Chicago to study sociology. While in Chicago he hosted a radio show called "We Got More Soul" on the college station WHPK and played organ and piano in the South Side Chicago church of the famed Soul/Gospel singer Mitty Collier. After one year of study in Chicago he returned home to Boston to focus on music, recording his first album Sings Walkin' & Talkin' & Other Smash Hits! On Tuesday nights in February you'll hear special guest DJ Eli "Paperboy" Reed on the decks, leading up to an intimate live acoustic performance on the 25th to celebrate his upcoming material on Warner Bros Records.

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