“One album that definitely has been on continuous rotation in my life would be One Love: Greatest Hits by Bob Marley and the Wailers. When I was little, my folks said if ever I was angry or upset, all they would have to do is play some Bob Marley and it would calm me down. I honestly feel like his music has influenced me not only musically, but also as a person. Bob Marley was making music to bring people together at a time when his country was falling apart. In all instances, he continued to teach love and peace and stayed positive, seeing the glass always as half-full, which is how I try to see all situations in my life.”
Singer-songwriter Palmer Reed plays Florida Music Festival's acoustic showcase 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the Gibson Showroom. Reed is also releasing a special-edition vinyl,Strange Fruit, for National Record Store Day. Copies will be available at Park Ave CDs April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.