Friday night at The Music Hall, Reid Genauer,
a remarkable singer-songwriter, will debut his new band, the Assembly Of Dust,
in a CD release performance at 7 p.m. Genauer, the former singer and co-founder of
the Vermont-based band Strangefolk, will be joined by Nate Wilson on keyboards, Adam Terrell
on guitar, John Leccese on bass and Andy Herrick on drums. Al Schier of moe. will perform
an opening, acoustic set. I heard Genauer's band in a performance last April at the Somerville
Theater and was very impressed by the quality of his songwriting, and by his clear, powerful singing.
His songs have an upbeat quality that blend elements of folk, pop, blues and a little jazz into a distinctive
style that is all his own. After a couple of years as a solo performer, Genauer decided to form this
The band is excellent, especially guitarist Adam Terrell, who impresses me every time I hear him,
as does Nate Wilson, who has developed into one of the most versatile and creative keyboard players
in the area. Leccese and Herrick are a rock-solid rhythm section with a terrific groove and are both
capable of taking the music in a variety of directions.
This is a potent band, with a broad horizon ahead of them, and the ability to go where their
imaginations take them. The new CD, titled "The Assembly of Dust," gives a strong indication
of the power that this group of talented musicians possesses.