Libby Reed is a Chicago based musician - writer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist - who for the last handful of years has been writing music and performing under the name coat. Using rich vocal harmonies and an eclectic combination of instruments (cello, air organ, keyboards, electric guitar and tenor banjo) to compose music that is as much painterly as musical. While recently Reed has been performing solo, her debut record (Winter in the Bubble Garden - Contraphonic) has contributions from many talented musicians including: Griffin Rodriguez (Icy Demons), Phil Spirito (oRSo) and a remarkable triumvirate of rhythmic genius: Jason Toth (The Zincs, Manishevitz), Joe Adamik (Califone) and Ben Massarella (Califone, Red Red Meat). She has also worked with oRSo and Fruit Bats touring and recording and has lent her vocals to the more recent recordings of Bevel, Sonoi and Jim Elkington (The Zincs). She has spent the last decade working at the Old Town School of Folk Music, most recently supporting teaching artists and managing the private lesson program and adult group class programing (including Cello, Voice, Percussion and World Music).