IN 2017, Tamboura Productions celebrates 28 Years of creating ways to accommodate the diverse demands and shifting sands of the musical marketplace by providing distinctive, diverse and high-quality artistic entertainment, recordings and hand-made musical instruments - all at affordable rates for music lovers of all ages.
BEGINNING in 1989 with the combined vision and talents of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/songwriter David Reed and percussionist Armando Zanecchia's exotic (and quixotic!) interpretations of contemporary folkrock, blues and world-beat music, the fledgling DuoTamboura (taking its "Tamboura" moniker from the Caribbean island of Dominica's “drum of the merengue”) earned an enduring (and endearing!) reputation for being the only beach-party dance band in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts...and way beyond.
OUR ADVENTURES have taken various Tamboura incarnations through time and space to festivals and venues throughout the Northeast USA, the Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland, England...even Bulgaria! Little did we know at the time what a journey we had embarked upon, gathering fantastic musicians along the way, sometimes expanding the band to seven members! Tamboura's member roster reads like a Who's Who of Berkshire musicians!
WE INVITE YOU to peruse the pages of our website. Get acquainted with us by reading our bios, enjoying Audio & Video Clips from our musical artists, viewing glimpses of our travels and adventures in the photo Galleria, and visiting the Dry Ducks General Store for recordings, hand-made shakers and cigar box instruments. Or, read some of David Reed's and Dr. Ea$y's (mostly) light-hearted stories and essays in Blogwash.
BETTER YET, come on out to a live show...we'd love to meet you! We think you'll enjoy what you find under our virtual Big Red Umbrella. We believe once you do, you'll come back for more! And to our families, fans and friends, THANK YOU for supporting Tamboura Productions and Dry Ducks Records over the past 28 years!
- David Reed
Dry Ducks Records