2001-2002: Recording Residencies at Santa Rita Elementary School in Los
Altos, CA; Marina Del Mar Elementary School, Marina, CA; Baker and Easterbrook
Elementary Schools, San Jose, CA; Hillsdale Elementary School, San Jose, CA; The
Academy for At-Risk Adolescents; San Jose, CA; Dove Hill Elementary School, San
2001+: Young Audiences of San Jose and Silicon Valley artist
1997-2001 -Artist-in-Residence at Santa Rita Elementary School in Los Altos,
Presented over 2,000 workshops and performances for Cultural Council of Santa Cruz
County's SPECTRA program. 1980-2001
California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence at Elma G. Bradley Elementary, Rio Del Mar
Elementary, and Aromas Elementary. 1983, 1984, 1985
Songwriter-in-Residence for Los Gatos School District's "Poetry Belongs in the
Classroom" project writing songs with third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students
at Blossom Hill, Louise Van Meter, Daves Avenue and Lexington Elementary schools.
Songwriting workshops and assemblies, concerts in California, New York, New Jersey,
Maine, North Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, Idaho, and Arizona 1985-2000
Numerous School Assemblies in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt,
Los Angeles, Sonoma, Mariposa, and Monterey Counties. 1985-2001
Presented songs and stories for Clearwater's "Pumpkin Sail", a two week
environmental education program sailing down the Hudson River from Albany to New York City
on a 100 foot replica of a Hudson River Sloop to educate school children and their
families about the river and it's value. 1985-1992
Presented environmental programs to fourth grade students during the Haw River
Festival, a three week program following the length of the Haw River in North Carolina.
Artist-in-Residence at Colegio Americano in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, using songs to
help students with English skills. 1990 and 1991
Presented folk music as part of Monterey Museum of Art's Museum on Wheels Folk Art
Exhibit touring rural schools in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties.
Host of PBS Television station KTEH's "Kid's Clubhouse" based at the
Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. Conducting interviews with singer/author Pete
Seeger, Roy Rydell, head of air traffic control at San Jose Airport, Park Rangers at
Yosemite, Laurie Gage, head veterinarian at Marine World-Africa USA, Gary Carter, then of
the San Francisco Giants and many others. Performed songs each week with children.
Composed, arranged, produced and performed theme song with band "the Dads" and
local children. 1990-1994
Heard weekly as part of Public Radio Station KUSP 89.9FM's "Saturday's Child"
children's program. Sang songs with and for children who were invited to come to the
station to participate. Many children who had participated in classroom workshops and
residencies also appeared. During this period the show became one of the most listened to
programs on the station. Numerous appearances on New York radio program, "Knock On
Wood" with Steve Charney, the syndicated program "Pickleberry Pie", Gene
Shay's folk music program on WHYY in Philadelphia, children's and folk music shows on
KPFA, in Berkeley, Monterey Bay Area stations, KAZU, KZSC and KKUP in Santa Clara.
"Bob Reid with Abracadab" was recommended by the School Library Journal for
it's"Superb original songs!" and by Children's Artists Making a Living
as,"An excellent example of what children's music should be!" 1985. Several of
the songs were written by school children in workshops. One, "The Whale Song",
was sung by the children who had written the song.
"Marz Barz ","Whether you are listening to silly songs like
and "Pockets" or timely songs about pollution entitled "Do You Care About
Earth" and "Garbage" you and your children will love the ingenious sounds of Bob Reid and
Friendz!" -Peninsula Parent Magazine. 1989. A collection of material used in
performances and including songs written in songwriting workshops with students.
The latest release, "We Are the Children" 1994. Recorded using primarily
children's voices, praised for offering songs of greater emotional range than most
children's recordings. Many original songs, some written by friends.
"There's a Light In You" will be the next recording to be released. This recording
continues the extensive use of children singing using material to stretch the expectations
of what constitutes a "children's recording."
"Bradlyn & Reid -Then & Now" is a recording of adult music, recorded
with his singing partner of some twenty years, Mark Bradlyn, to be released