Reed Lightfoot @ Local Catch Bar & Grill
A New Orleans native, Reed Lightfoot started his performing career as a young teenager, being snuck in bars and using fake IDs to be able to play with various groups in the New Orleans area. After discovering his love for songwriting, in 2003, he began performing around various open mics in the New Orleans area. His aggressive gigging in the area built a fan base rather quickly, catapulting him from acoustic sets in low-key coffee houses, to acoustic sets in large venues such as Tipitina’s Uptown. After a post-hurricane Katrina hiatus in Tampa, FL in 2006, Reed returned to New Orleans to resume pursuing his dream. While recording and developing material for performance in New Orleans and beyond, Reed made fast friends, and eventual bandmates with drummer Rickey Andre, bassist Ben Tiblier, and guitarist Josh Roques. Reed and his new band, Delta88, performed at multitudes of major venues, opening for national act Cipes and the People, festivals such as the Palmetto’s Fall Bayou Fest, Spring Bayou Fest, TedFest, the Slidell Bayou Jam, and several solo performances on the radio station Lake 94.7. Reed has opened for exceptional acts such as Jason Green, Cipes and the People, Walter Wolfman Washington, Joe Krown, Russell Baptiste, and Grammy winner Brian Stoltz.
Reed continues writing, recording, and touring throughout the Southeastern US, and is preparing his first official release, "Lie Awake and Wait".