Here is the bio from Eli's MySpace
Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a gifted young soul singer/guitarist and songwriter. His songs evoke great American music of the past while retaining a modern flair and youthful energy. This is due in no small part to the True Loves; the fiery 7-piece band that his sound is built on.
In 2005, he released his debut Eli “Paperboy” Reed Sings Walkin’ and Talkin’ and Other Smash Hits. Recorded in mono in just one day, “Walkin’ and Talkin” has been referred to as a “throw back record thrown forward that's realy f*cking good.” That same year, he won Best R&B act in the WFNX / Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll and was nominated for Best Blues Act at the Boston Music Awards the following year.
In 2006, Eli and the band released a follow-up EP entitled "Roll With You". The song of the same name was featured on Salon.com's 'Song of the Week' where it garnered huge praise from Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla: "It's a testament to the beautiful thing that can happen when a group is both talented and studied: The Ahmet-era Atlantic R&B idioms are right on; the recording is spectacularly live (and mono); the key change is seamless; Eli's vocal is both relaxed and convincing; and, most important, the song is awesome."
After a successful trip to Austin’s famed South by Southwest Music Festival, Eli and The True Loves are back in the studio recording their debut for Q Division Records to be released later this year. The current single, “Take My Love With You” b/w “(Am I Just) Fooling Myself” is currently available on iTunes.
You can also buy and download tracks at the band's MySpace
You can catch the band as follows:
08 Aug 2007, 18.00 Zu Zu In Central Square
W. Newton Street between Columbus and Huntington, Boston, Massachusetts
Free outdoor show at Titus Sparrow Park in Boston's South End! We start at 6:30 and play an hour and a half!
01 Sep 2007, 23.00 Soullelujah
474 Mass Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Cost : $3.00
Tearin & up the dancefloor at Soullelujah, be there!
09 Sep 2007, 17:00 Jamaica Plain World Fair
Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Cost : Free
Huge show on an outdoor stage for the Jamaica Plain World Fair! The fair goes on all day Sunday, September 9th and there are live performances, crafts and lots of amazing food.