Reed Kendall, founder of Up the Chain, has been recording original music since before his voice dropped. He performed
at the legendary suburban Philadelphia venue The Point at age 13 and released a full-length solo album while still in high
school. After living on the road playing colleges along the east coast and spending six formative months in New Zealand, Kendall
returned to Philly in 2008.
There, he immersed himself in a rich, surging community of musicians and formed Up the Chain.
Up the Chain released a four song demo (2008) and a full-length live record (2009) that quickly got local airplay. Sell-out
shows at the Tin Angel and World Cafe Live would soon follow, as well as opening spots with America and Jeffrey Gaines at
esteemed venues such as the Keswick Theatre.
What was once a rotating cast of some of the area's best musicians has since
coalesced into a tightly-knit, soulful live band. The streets have been watching Up the Chain for years, but now the road
beckons. "Holy, Open, Drying Road," released in 2011, is a spirited, earnest debut album from a band ready to take
their locally reputed sound nationwide. In true Americana fashion, the album reveals a sensibility raised in Philly, refined
in New Orleans, and bound for New York City.
Reed & Up The Chain also play an amazing amount
of great cover songs ranging from Dave mathews, Jack Johnson and more. Perfect for Beach Bars, Festivals, and Private
Aslo available as a solo or Duo
Area venues played include: Revel(AC),
Caesars Beer garden(AC), Golden Inn(Avalon), Cabana's(Cape May), World cafe Live(Philly), and many more