Reneé Reed | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Renée Reed
Joining us for this Indie Rock Hit Parade live session is an artist whose debut album is one of 2021’s best. Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Renée Reed describes her music as “fantasy folk from the cajun prairies.” This distinctive blend of styles is on full display on Reed’s self-titled debut, as well as her EP, J’ai rêvé, released the same week she visited our studio.
Before her set opening for Whitney at World Cafe Live, Renée Reed stopped by our studio to perform a solo acoustic set of songs drawn from her album. Though the official arrangements of these songs are already quite sparse and dreamlike, they take on an even more ethereal quality in this performance. Watch Renée Reed perform her songs “Fast One” and “I Saw a Ghost,” and stream the full session below: