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Location: New York City
The Weekly Reeders is an orphan instrument band that was conceived from a chance remark made in 2013 by Carlos Cuevas, old UNT buddy, and now our melodica player, who is a fine pianist in his other life. How about a band with melodica, accordion and vibes? That'll get some attention. Not sure what kind!
I, Lee Tomboulian, pianist, accordionist and composer, got to work writing and adapting material for this challenging, highly reedy instrumentation, and soon it was joined by the lovely voice of Elizabeth Tomboulian. Rehearsals began in Jersey City, weekly for a while, with Cliff Schmitt on bass