Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves/Cory Chisel
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"There are singers who sing and there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed falls firmly into the latter category ... [he] threatens to be one of the defining voices of the year"—MOJO magazine
"Mr. Reed invokes the stylish and muscular r&b of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke with convincing suavity."—New York Times
Cory Chisel forged his first connection to the power of song through the music he heard—and made—in church. His father was a Baptist minister, his mother played piano during services, and an upbringing surrounded by sermons and spirituals instilled in Cory the passion and portent of language and melody, and a fluency in the gospel’s rich vernacular of loss and redemption.