Reed Mathis Releases Solo Album ‘The Ladder’

The guest-filled narrative record tells "the story of a marriage colliding with our government’s War on Drugs."

By Nate Todd Jun 18, 2021 11:13 am PDT

Reed Mathis released his solo album, The Ladder, via streaming platforms today. The guest-filled record features contributions from Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Robert Walter, Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) and more.

Highly sought-after bassist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Reed Mathis detailed the solo effort in a social media post, saying that that the album was a “long time coming.” He also noted that The Ladder is a narrative album featuring eight original songs that tell “the story of a marriage colliding with our government’s War on Drugs.”

Along with the aforementioned musicians, The Ladder also contains contributions from Jay Cobb Anderson, Jason Smart, Scott Rager, Jeremy Black, Jay Lane, Tom Hamilton, David Butler, Trevor Garrod, Cochrane McMillan, Andrew Barr, Todd Stoops and Tae Meyulks. The new LP also boasts stunning artwork by Steve Adams and photographer John Sullo. The album concludes with a nine-minute version of the title track, recorded live at Terrapin Crossroads.

Stream Reed Mathis’ The Ladder below:

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