Texas honky-tonks and Oklahoma blues bars were where Royce Reed honed his piano chops on boogie-woogie, blues shuffles, western swing, classic country, and southern rock.
Starting with classical piano at the age of 6, to lessons with jazz pianist Jac Murphy as a teen, he was gigging by the tender age of 14 in Dallas blues bars and country honky-tonks. For 50 years he’s played the piano blues, country, swing, rockabilly, & soul music of the South.
Royce performs as a solo artist, as duo with other artists, or with a backing band according to the requirements of the event and/or venue.
Royce Reed and Ms. Jamie Inman, performing as “Jamie & Royce” represented the Suncoast Blues Society at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
Royce’s “music of the South” is where classic country, meets rockabilly, blues, roots rock, western swing, NOLA, and boogie woogie
In 2022 Royce relocated back to the Lone Star State, and now performs around Central Texas.