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Watson Reid: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar. In 1995, Watson conceptualized Americana to pursue the dream of combining music and philanthropy. Relinquishing a 29-year career in internal medicine, psychopharmacological research and clinical psychiatry to found the Walden Green Music & Video record label, build a 32 track recording studio (which one national recognition in Mix Magazine) and devote his energies full-time to composing, recording and performing music, Reid then assembled a diverse ensemble of Boston's best professional musicians under the name Americana, which has delighted audiences of all age groups with inventive interpretations of America's favorite popular and folk songs and swinging original compositions.

Watson is President of the Broughton Charitable Foundation, which assists nonprofit organizations sponsoring fundraising events. He is a Trustee of the Berklee College of Music. As an overseer of the New England Conservatory he is working to establish music as the basic core of the curriculum in elementary school education.

Stephen Webber: Banjo, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals; Music Director. Emmy Award-winning composer Stephen Webber has numerous credits as a recording artist and producer. He has toured internationally with his own bands Midnight Flyer, The Stephen Webber Swing Band and The Cumberland Consort. He was musical director for Harry Chapin's play, Cotton Patch Gospel. Owner of a Nashville recording studio and author of numerous articles of numerous articles on music production, he holds a masters degree in classical guitar and is an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.

Larry Flint: Electric Bass, Vocals. Larry has long been one of Boston's favorite singer-songwriters and is a fixture at the popular Somerville night club Johnny D's. He wrote, produced, and recorded the 1984 Boston Country Music Awards Album of the Year for Richie Robins and the Bayou Boys. He has toured throughout the US as a solo artist and with John Lincoln Wright's Sour Mash Boys, Boston's preeminent country music band. A versatile musician, Larry also plays and sings in the Celtic band Inchicore.

John Aldrich: Lead Guitar, Vocals. John is the writer, arranger producer and vocalist of several thousand national, regional, and local radio and television commercial jingles, including McDonalds and 7-11. Signed to three major record labels, John has made numerous recordings for Kaptain Kangaroo, sesame street, the Archie Cartoon Show and Richie Rich. He founded Berklee College of Music's songwriting department. His trio, "J.D., Billy and Ken" has played nationally for over 20 years.

Mark Kohler: Drums, Percussion. Mark has been playing professionally for 21 years. He studied privately with Tommy Igoe and Joe Morello and graduated from the Berklee College of Music. He is active in the Boston area playing everything from original rock to traditional big-band, and owns Mountain Ash Sound, a 24 track recording studio. He has worked and recorded with numerous bands from Maine to Florida, including an appearance with Phil Woods at the Delaware Water Gap Festival of the Arts. Mark has taught and arranged for several "Top Twelve" D. C. I. drum and bugle corps and now teaches drum set, vibraphone and timpani for the Foxboro and Belmont school systems. He is currently writing a book on the George B. Stone Drum Company.

Matt Leavenworth: Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals. Voted best fiddler and best mandolin player in numerous Boston Country Music Awards, Matt has played with stars such as John Anderson, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band, and Marty Haggard. He received a Gold Album Award for his session work at Atlantic Records and has toured extensively in the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Mark Greel: Trumpet, Saxophone, Flugelhorn, Flute, Vocals. Mark toured for three years as a featured soloist with the US Army Show Band in Central and South America. He has played on many radio and TV commercials, and was featured on "Jazz at Noon," an album comprised of Boston's all-star jazz musicians. He performed for Nelson Mandela at the Hatch Shell and gave a private concert for President Jimmy Carter. He currently leads the Mark Greel Band.

Larry Luddecke: Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals. Larry has performed and recorded with Tom Rush, John Hammond and Jonathon Edwards. He won an Emmy for his TV and film work, which includes soundtracks from "Earth to the Moon" b Tom Hanks plus several "Walt Disney presents" movies. For 25 years he has run Straight Up Music, a recording and production house for jingles, film scores, industrials. He leads "The Band That Time Forgot," a veritable institution of Boston's music scene.

Seth Pappas: Drums.
In the past 25 years, Seth has performed with such stars as Linda Ronstadt, Dicky Betts, John Hartford and Charlie Daniels, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Marvellettes, Little Anthony and The Imperials, and many well-known Boston blues bands, touring extensively in the US and Europe. He has recorded with the Dillards, Earl Scruggs, and Barrence Whitfield and the Savages. He recently received a degree in electrical engineering.

Scott Shetler: Clarinet, Saxophone. Scottie is one of Boston's finest horn players and arrangers. He has played, recorded and toured nationally and internationally with many illustrious musicians.

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