“I don’t know if I can ever write an album like this again” Reed states. This record organically soared to #169 on the Global Top 200 Airplay Chart as of 3/10/18. It has crossed over from college radio to mainstream tapping into some “worldwide consciousness.” He wrote it over a number of years from all over the world including Spain, France, Australia, China, England, Germany and countries in-between. Auspiciously released on 1.1.18, “If All the World is Right” creates an atmosphere to “believe in yourself” and “take charge of your thinking” with heavy doses of humility thrown in thanks to the struggles of life. He is positive, as he states, “being negative or critical requires very little talent.” One music journalist from Nashville wrote that it’s perhaps the beginning of a new Woodstock. The record also holds the following other DRT chart positions: #40 Global Top 50 Rock Chart, #34 Global Top 50 Adult Contemporary Chart and #52 Global Top 150 Indie Chart.
Reed is a creative. His songs are journey songs and pilgrimages. He’s a seeker and his music is for seekers. He is a person that can’t be bought or sold. It is that simple. People can see through hype, glamor and production. This concept album is of a journey…a journey of a Prodigal, who has to return home after being defeated by life and the world. The album is something one can surround themselves with to support their own path of self-discovery.
Reed is touching lives…by the way he lives as a recluse in a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains and through his music, spoken words and dedicated work with those facing terminal illnesses. He sees the world in a slightly different way, as Perfect in fact. This makes him, in a very real way, an “Outlier” and poses the question, “What do we do with a person so outside and out-of-step with the norm who makes us reconsider how we are living by contrast?” His songs range from bare to epic. One has to read the liner notes that accompany each of his concept albums to really get that this guy is seeing a different world, but also that he is not naive to think all is sweet kisses and golden horizons. He is substance and an accumulation…and not a product of modern embryonic fixation. He has already impacted MILLIONS of lives through his work with the Hospice movement and by simply “caring enough” to be truly considerate of people, individually…and on a daily basis with each act.