Joe LaMay and Sherri Reese are folksingers, songwriters, concert and festival performers, workshop presenters, radio show contributors, and coffeehouse hosts. Their songs and dedication to their craft reflect a love of our nation's rich traditional musical heritage.
Before they met at a folk music gathering in 1998, Joe had been a solo singer/songwriter, while Sherri had been singing and playing in a family old-timey and bluegrass band. The teaming and merging of their styles and influences has produced a uniquely warm and authentic folk roots sound.
Known for their original songs and old-style harmony, LaMay & Reese are committed to the sharing, learning and promotion of folk music within their local community and beyond. Aside from being touring musicians, they host a monthly coffeehouse, as well as a weekly acoustic music jam, and head up a regional songwriters group.
Joe and Sherri's performances are always entertaining and fun. With Joe on guitar and Sherri on banjo, they present a collection of traditional and original songs that are sure to inspire the novice and please the traditionalist.
The duo has released six CDs of their music, and printed a songbook featuring thirty-four original songs ̶ and one humorous recitation ̶ that have been recorded by LaMay & Reese or other folk and bluegrass musicians.
Since 2004, LaMay & Reese have been contributing monthly music segments to Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Radio Show. Their 25 minute segments feature songs and musicians recorded live in Kentucky and on the road. They have featured dozens of musicians and hundreds of songs showcasing American bluegrass and folk roots music. Now in its 44th year, the show is aired on NPR throughout the Northeast and over the world-wide web.