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Johnny Reed keeping it simple at Levis Square

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    Johnny Reed of Johnny Reed and the Houserockers plays one of his many harmonicas. The band will perform at today's Lunch at Levis.

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    Johnny Reed of Johnny Reed and the Houserockers shows off some of his harmonicas. The band, with drummer Rolly Hayman, guitarist Matthew Schad, and bassist Pete Hill, perform today at the Lunch at Levis.

    The Blade/Andy Morrison
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When Johnny Reed and the Houserockers toured the country from the late 1990s until the mid-2000s, the group was on the verge of hitting it big.

They performed in Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana — they even performed in Canada. But around 2005, the band began to fall apart. Since then, the band has lacked continuity, having a revolving door of members. 

WATCH: Johnny Reed and the Houserockers going back to the blues

Mr. Reed, the lead singer and harmonica player, is trying to reinvent his band in hopes of leading it back to where it was. Mr. Reed and his band will perform Aug. 9 as part of Lunch at Levis Square, a weekly summer event featuring live music, food trucks, and games.

As Mr. Reed works to reinvent his band, he’s focused on bringing in members to get back the band’s simple sound. 

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