Jimmy has the chops and taste to pull it off without the dreaded Blues-Rock moniker. Not only can he play blistering leads, his rhythm playing is uber-tasty.

BluesWax Magazine (US)

This guy has to be one of the finest young blues guitarists I've heard on the European scene for a long time, always exciting to listen to and always plays the real deal stuff, no rocky crap.

Blues & Rhythm (UK)

Razor-sharp guitar playing and mature and soulful vocals. Modern, urban electric blues from one of the hottest blues guitarists on the scene.

DWM Music

What You Need Cover

The new album!

Rhythm & Blues Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
Jimmy Reiter

This is the website of Jimmy Reiter, guitar player, singer and song writer.

I have been playing with my band in clubs and on festival stages all over Europe for several years. Previously, I was the lead guitarist with US Blues singer/harmonica player Doug Jay in his band The Blue Jays as well as supporting player for numerous international Blues artists on their European tours.

I released my first solo album, the award winning "High Priest Of Nothing" in 2011, followed by "Told You So" in 2015. My current album "What You Need" came out in early 2019. It features lots of original material with guest appearances by sax players Amadee Castenell and Sax Gordon.

In 2015 I was voted "best contemporary blues artist in Germany" and two years later, my band won the "German Blues Award" as the best German blues band.

For TrueFire, the largest online platform for educational guitar videos, I have produced two guitar courses, "Soul Guitar Guidebook" Volumes 1 and 2.

When I'm not touring with my band, I play occasional gigs or record with other artists. I can be heard on numerous CDs by colleagues of mine.

Hope to see you around!

Jimmy Reiter

Awards

2017 German Blues Award (Best Band)
2015 Blues in Germany Award (Best Contemporary Artist)
2011 German Record Critics' Award for High Priest Of Nothing

The new album

What You Need

Release Date 18 Jan 2019

In the fall of 2018 we spent a couple of days in the studio to record our new album. "What You Need" consists of 11 mostly original tracks ranging from traditional electric Blues to funky R&B.

The album features my regular band (Nico Dreier, Jasper Mortier and Björn Puls) as well as special guest appearances by saxophone legends Amadee Castenell and Sax Gordon.

What You Need

TrueFire guitar course

Soul Guitar Guidebook Vol. 2

Now available

Following the great success of my first TrueFire course "Soul Guitar Guidebook" I have recorded the follow-up, cleverly titled "Soul Guitar Guidebook VOLUME TWO". TrueFire courses are interactive video software available on the TrueFire app for Windows or Mac computers and iPads. Features include multi-angle video lessons, slo-mo, looping, automatic updating, full screen, plus:

  • 11 Charts (.pdf)
  • 9 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
  • 11 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)
  • 1 hr, 24 mins of Video (.mp4)
  • Download Size: 702 MB

For a list of all dates please check my Tour Dates page.