Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reid Jamieson

I was listening to The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio this past Sunday when I heard Reid Jamieson for the first time. He was playing a cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold" and it was such a haunting and beautiful rendition that I was startled into attentiveness. As soon as Stuart McLean explained who was playing I instantly looked up Jamieson's website, where I found a whole bunch of MP3s available for download. They're mostly covers, and below I'm including links to a few of my favourites.

Jamieson's a Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter, so it stands to reason that I'd like his stuff. His original stuff is just as powerful as his covers, particularly his fantastic song "Rail." He's playing at the Hillside Festival this summer, which I'm hoping to go to, and he's quickly become one of my most anticipated acts. Give him a listen and enjoy.

MP3s (via reidjamieson.com):

Rail (acoustic version)
Fields of Gold (Sting cover)
Rocky Spine (Great Lake Swimmers cover)


  1. Couldn't agree more. Is his name Reid Jamieson or Johnson? I think its Jamieson. he is also playing at the Rivoli in Toronot on July 22. I am going to both!

  2. Haha, it totally is Jamieson, I don't know how I missed that in the post title. Whoops...