People - Reid Hand, Storyteller
Reid Hand was born 1907 and grew up in Houlton. He moved to the Carmel in his teens and then to Bangor when he was twenty-five. He was a musician, band leader, emcee, traveling salesman, dance hall owner, dance caller, and radio personality on WLBZ and WABI for many years. As a performer, he was part of a very active country music scene in Maine during the mid-twentieth century. He traveled and performed all over Maine and as a regular featured performer at the Auto Rest Park in Carmel.