TERRY REID & RAILHEART
DJ JAKE RUDH
Terry Reid, “Superlungs” as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices that Britain has ever produced. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any fan of the greats of British music.
Terry turned down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, and offered a similar rebuff to Deep Purple. Aretha Franklin stated that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968. He underwent two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, U.S. tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of Wight Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, played at Mick Jagger’s wedding, before soured record deals resulted in Terry leaving Britain for America nearly 50 years ago.
All true, but the full story includes numerous collaborations with Graham Nash, covers of Reid songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, The Raconteurs (the hugely popular “Rich Kid Blues”), film soundtracks, including a song in George Clooney’s film Up In The Air, and a catalog of six studio albums, including the seminal 1973 album River (re-released to critical acclaim in 2002, with a Light in the Attic rarities collection, The Other Side of the River, issued in 2016); and his 1976 Nash-produced masterpiece, Seed of Memory.
Reid continues to perform and tour in the U.S., Europe and beyond. On this special Midwest run, Reid will showcase his Chicago-based backing band, Railheart, featuring drummer Noah Plotkin, bassist Jeremy Kay (Lee Fields, Nicole Atkins) and pedal steel guitarist/keyboardist Packy Lundholm (I Fight Dragons).
Railheart is a Rock’n Roll Rhythm & Blues Band with a Cosmic Country twist Led by Drummer Noah Plotkin. As a band they have played all over the city of Chicago in local favorite venues such as Space in Evanston, Martyrs in Lincoln Square, The Montrose Saloon, Street Festivals and the famous Ravinia Food Truck Thursday nights up in Highland Park, IL.
The band is comprised of a collective of musicians who both together and separate have backed up many famous musicians in the Jam band/soul/funk/rock & country scene today such as Melvin Seals, Joe Walsh, The Wallflowers, The Donkeys, Vetiver, The Fruit Bats, Ian Mcdonald, to name a few.
Most recently they backed up the Legendary Terry Reid for a four hour Sold Out Show Live at Space in Evanston, IL April 25th 2019. The band is full of energy and are seeking more venues, festivals and tours! They are a dynamic crew and enjoy backing up songwriters who are passing through Chicago in need of a tight rhythm section for Live shows or for sessions in the Studio. The world needs to hear more from Railheart.
Collective of Musicians: Noah Plotkin, Packy Lundholm, Dave Burlingame, Ryan Joseph Anderson, Jeremy Kay, Steve Doyle, Jared Rabin, Mike Racky, Dan Moulder, Pat Mckillen, Federico Pereda, Dan Ingenthron, Kyle Meyers, Al Rose……
Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ hosting "Transmission" the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm. Jake's worked in music for over 20 years including Capitol Records, NPR and Twin Cities alternative favorites REV 105 and Radio K. Having been voted "best club DJ" in the Twin Cities for ten straight years by the readers of City Pages magazine, he brings the varied mix of the club nights to the airwaves each week with a different theme to his show.
Being named after the Joy Division classic, the program is heavily centered around post-punk, new wave and dark wave as well as shoegaze, dream pop, psych, power, indie and British pop. Jake often hosts in-studio sessions and interviews musicians from those worlds...most recently Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Duran Duran's John Taylor, Sting, Adam Ant, Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, synth-pioneer Thomas Dolby, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, and Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz.
Artists Jake has brought to the stage with opening sets include:
Aimee Mann, The B-52's, The Bangles, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Belly, Billy Idol, The Bird and The Bee, Blonde Redhead, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Brendan Benson, Buzzcocks, The Chills, Chromatics, The Church, Cindy Wilson (The B-52's), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Clientele, The Cult, Cults, Cut Copy, Dandy Warhols, Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets/Poptone), The Dream Syndicate, The Drums, Echo & the Bunnymen, Eliot Sumner, The English Beat, The Faint, FFS, Field Music, Frankie Rose, Franz Ferdinand, Gang of Four, Garbage, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Grizzly Bear, Gwen Stefani, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Howard Jones, Information Society, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joe Jackson, John Carpenter, Johnny Marr, Kristin Kontrol, Ladytron, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Lemonheads, Low, Lower Dens, M83, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Mayer Hawthorne, Mazzy Star, Men Without Hats, Metric, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Midnight Oil, Mike Garson (David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails), Modern English, Neko Case, The Ocean Blue, OK Go, OMD, Paul Weller, Paul Young, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), The Posies, The Psychedelic Furs, Questlove, The Radio Dept., Redd Kross, The Revolution, Robyn Hitchcock, Savages, The Selecter, Semisonic, Slowdive, Soul Asylum, The Sounds, Sparks, St. Vincent, Stephin Merritt, Still Corners, The Stranglers, The Suburbs, Tame Impala, Temples, Teenage Fanclub, Thomas Dolby, Tom Tom Club, Tony Visconti (Producer/David Bowie), Twin Shadow, Violent Femmes, Walt Mink, The Wedding Present, Wild Nothing, X, The Zombies, and many more.