Multi instrumentalist and singer Reed Stutz is recognized for his soulful delivery of stringband music and powerful rhythmic sensibility. Reed weaves timeless, old sounds into a distinctive, fresh style, fueled by a love for traditional American music and an inclination to explore its limits. Close attention to early recordings anchor Reed’s sound, through which he relays essential qualities of stringband music that blur lines between old time and bluegrass. "I love the fact that Reed deep dives into his music, searching for the secrets that might reveal its soul.” - Alice Gerrard
Reed plays with a variety of groups including Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot), the Alice Gerrard Band, the Nokosee Fields Trio, and he has collaborated with musicians including Tatiana Hargreaves, Bella White, David Peterson, Joseph Decosimo, Joe Troop, Andrew Marlin, and Laura Orshaw. His playing and singing can be heard on Bella White’s album “Just Like Leaving,” Alice Gerrard's "Sun to Sun," Joe Troop’s “Borrowed Time,” and Laura Orshaw’s “Solitary Diamond.”
Reed is an experienced teacher and enjoys the opportunity to share his approach, regularly teaching private lessons and at camps around the country. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2022 and performs regularly in the area with a variety of bluegrass and old time groups. He is available for private lessons locally or online.