Reese Galido grew up on the music played in her family car during road trips: The Platters, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Filipino love songs... and Elvis.
She cut her teeth singing jazz standards in front of pianos from living rooms to night clubs and inherited her first guitar from her late brother at the age of 17.
The songs she wrote at first were to help her understand the world around her again, and then they became the vehicles for stories of great love and the stuff that fills the gaps in a broken heart.
Since 2003, she has found the stage a familiar place, from the Majestic Ventura Theater to Santa Barbara's West Beach Music Festival to her hometown's Concerts in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo, simply enjoying the intimacy and personal connection of sharing art and music through song.
Reese calls the Central coast of California home and you can often find her haunting coffee shops and late night lounges with her guitar.
If you caught me on stage with another band, it was probably one of these great groups:
Photographer: Becky Clair
Musician: Reese Galido