Harvey Reid is a songwriter and also a master of multiple instruments. He has carefully honed his craft over many years at countless clubs, festivals, on many a street corner, cafes, schools, and concert halls all across the nation. Some have called him the "renaissance man of folk music." He has made his study the vast repertoire of American music and crafted it into his own personal and distinctively colorful style. His dozen-plus solo albums on Woodpecker Records serve well to showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music. These range from hip folk to country, slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and classical. Harvey Reid's skills and versatile ability on the guitar alone have marked him as a sought-out artist in acoustic music. An accomplishment that won him the 1981 National Fingerpicking Guitar Competition as well as the 1982 International Autoharp competition. He is an outstanding veteran musician with a long list of studio and band credits. Another award came from being a strong flat picker which won him the Beanblossom Bluegrass Guitar Contest. Harvey Reid is also a versatile and engaging singer, a powerful lyricist, prolific composer, and arranger. His talents also abound as a solid mandolin and bouzouki player, as well as being a seasoned performer and entertainer. Other instruments he plays are the six-string banjo and the autoharp. Harvey Reid has been described as somewhat reclusive, but his reputation as a musician's musician is spreading fast. Though he is not associated with any major record labels or any of the hype media, his music is having an impact on the industry.