Article Contributed by Reid Genauer | Published on Monday, January 14, 2019

Today Reid Genauer lead singer-songwriter of Strangefolk and Assembly of Dust announces release of a new album,  Reid Genauer & Folks “Conspire to Smile" on digital music retail, CD and Smule, social singing app. Spearheaded by Genauer “Conspire to Smile” features more than two dozen critically acclaimed musicians all of whom donated their time and talent towards a communal illustration of power of collaboration and in support a simple call to action for music fans -  #ConspireToSmile.

Genauer who, in his capacity as a singer-songwriter has written and recorded over 100 songs, chose to focus the album around 11 reimagined iconic songs that convey messages of strength and positivity. The title track “Conspire To Smile” and feature track “Amplified Messiah” are true to form originals.

Track list:​

I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)

Let Love Rule  (Lenny Kravitz)

Conspire To Smile (Original)

Love The One You're With (Crosby Stills & Nash)

Amplified Messiah  (Original)

Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)

People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

One Love (Bob Marley)

The Weight  (The Band)

What's Going On  (Marvin Gaye)

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)

“These are a class of songs I turn to personally for inspiration. They have messages of possibility and compassion that that eclipses the album” says Genauer “The communal nature of this recording affords me, my musical colleagues, friends and fans alike an opportunity to reflect back the wealth of optimism and strength that exists amongst us but tends to be underrepresented in social media. This is a bottoms up call, a rallying cry for every day leaders”

Conspire To Smile is available via all digital retailers including; Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, YouTube and  For those who want to take the communal nature of “Conspire to Smile” literally each track is also available via the Smule social singing App. For a full artist listing by track and album credits visit

In support of “Conspire To Smile” Reid & Folks are performing  a series of album release shows. The featured Folks represent the best of East and West coasts: Scott Metzger (Guitar), Dan “LEBO” Lebowitz(Guitar & Pedal Steel), Danny Eisenberg (Keys), John Leccese (Bass), Dave Diamond (Bass)

Album Release Tour Dates

Humboldt Brews, Arcata CA, January 25.

The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA. January 26

The Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA. March 22

The Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY. March 23