Artist Bio

  


Texas honky-tonks and Oklahoma blues bars were where Royce Reed honed his piano chops on boogie-woogie, blues shuffles, western swing, classic country, and southern rock. Starting with classical piano at the age of 5, to lessons with jazz pianist Jac Murphy as a teen, he was gigging by the tender age of 14 in Dallas blues bars and country honky-tonks. For 50 years he’s played the piano blues, country, swing, rockabilly, & soul music of the South.

Royce performs as a solo artist, as duo with other artists,  or with a backing band according to the requirements of the event and/or venue. Additionally, Royce is a member of Southern Train, a classic & southern rock cover band that specializes in charity galas and community festivals. 

Royce Reed and Ms. Jamie Inman, performing as "Jamie & Royce" represented the Suncoast Blues Society at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Jamie & Royce’s uptown low down blues is country blues, meets gospel, roots rock, swing, and boogie.

Royce also loves to partner with IBC Finalist Tommy Keys to perform as "dueling pianos", playing the blues, rockabilly, soul, and NOLA jazz.