"You really should get some new guitar strings, Bill."
". . . Bill has good taste and high standards, and his maturity shows all over this record . . . surrounding himself with world class musicians to complement the iconic songs, and trusting those players enough not to get in the way . . . A-list names and (musical) resumes . . . great players playing with heart, integrity and respect for the music . . . He sings (the songs) like they're old friends, and the wonderful Fewer Sorrows Band holds them in the same high regard.
“Whenever a great album comes out, I like to look for a lesson that future recording artists can take from it. Today’s lesson is about technique. Led by the stellar production work of Brian Collins (who had hits with “Hello Texas,” “Statue Of A Fool”), Bill Reid releases his best work to date. . . . (a) ‘who’s who’ crowd of session players . . . and the band delivers big time. . . . The opening cut sets the tone for the disc, getting you ready for an entertaining ride through exciting Country Blues and soothing, relatable Story Songs. ”
". . . a rich tapestry that brings every song alive . . . Bill Reid and the Fewer Sorrows Band take the listener on a nonstop road trip with wonderful hills and curves. It's a great ride!" (from a review of Country Blues and Story Songs)
“Bill Reid would be as comfortable on a stool in the corner of a bar or coffee house as on a concert hall stage. His songs are pure and touch the heart.”
“At the Texas Music Awards finalist program on February 27, Bill Reid's album, A Place Inside My Heart, was nominated for the Academy Award of Distinction. One of the other performers on the album, Mike Blakely, was nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group Duo of the Year (for work separate from A Place Inside My Heart). When the news arrived, Reid was in Nashville working on a new project.”
“Bill Reid's "A Place Inside My Heart" won the Lyrics division of the 2010 Austin Songwriter Competition. Another Reid song, "Good Night, Moon (Lullaby for June), took third place in General division.”