Sylvania, Georgia native Beareather Reddy – vocalist, songwriter, actress, producer and radio host – has been performing for over 40 years, establishing herself as a “Champion for the Blues.” She has brought her particular style of lilting vocals and storytelling to venues all over New York City and beyond, including The Cutting Room, Russian Samovar Room, For My Sweet, Sweetwater’s, Two Steps Down, The Duplex, Jazz966, Terra Blues, The Jalopy, Brooklyn Historical Society, and The Nostrand Social; she has been featured in festivals and events such as the Jazzy Jazz Festival, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Bloomsburg, PA Blues Festival, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, 1st African American Music Festival in Kingston, NY, and the “Blues to Bop” Festival in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2016, she received the “Woman of Distinction” Award and was inducted in the New York Blues Hall of Fame the same year.show more
She has worked with great musicians such as Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Avery Sharp, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Sigler, Gerry Eastman, George Gee & the Jump Jivers, Stanley Banks, Slam Allen and the Alexis Suter Band. She has appeared on “The David Letterman Show”, ABC’s World News and World News This Morning.
Ms. Reddy, producer of the Big Eyed Blues Festival and the Ocean Hill Folk Festival, has presented national and international blues performers to the community, such as Mississippi Blues legend Bobby Rush, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Alexis P. Suter Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Bill Sims, Solomon Hicks, Guy Davis, SaRon Crenshaw, Valerie June, Vinnie Knight, Regina Bonell, and others. She is the founder of the newly formed Brooklyn Blues Society which produces the Big Eyed Blues Festival, which recently had was held for it’s 12th year. During the Covid pandemic, Ms. Reddy held Zoom performances including “Lullabies and Songs of Comfort (Brooklyn Roots Network), Black Lives Matter Concert (Restoration Plaza and NIA Productions), “The Christmas That We Missed” video with Jazz vocalist Tulivu Cumberbatch, among others. Her new single “Journeys” is scheduled for released March 2023, with a six song EP soon to follow. Ms. Reddy’s one woman show, “Beareather sings The Classic Blueswomen”, has been performed all over the US and internationally.show less
Women carried the Blues for many years. Beareather Reddy is carrying those women.
Harriet Vinson, Passway Magazine
Beareather Reddy is a giving, selfless, talented and culturally proud individual dedicated to keeping Blues music and culture alive, and a Brooklyn treasure.
Rodney K. Hurley, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
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