|Dalton Reed (bottom row, center) with the musicians featured on Louisiana Soul Man|
The new album was also well-received, and it looked like maybe Dalton Reed was going to find a measure of success in his music. He stayed busy touring throughout the states and on September 23, 1994, he was to play at the Blues Saloon in Minneapolis. However, he was found dead in his hotel room that night, from heart failure, at age 40. Reed had been battling high blood pressure for some time, but his death was totally unexpected.
After his death, Scott Billington said, "He sang from his heart. He had a voice that would stop you in your tracks." Though Reed left us way too soon, we do have a fine pair of CDs to remember him by. If you like your soul music like they used to do it in the 60's, you owe it to yourself to check out Dalton Reed, who did his best to keep this great music alive during his short time in the spotlight.