Reels GreenMister Rice

Reels Green was a creative collective in Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2012, Singer/Songwriters Ben Hoffmann, Alec Lehrman and Andrew Furth joined Drummer/Producer Chresten Hyde and other various collaborators to bring to life a triumphant fusion of songwriting, composition & improvisational musicianship. Our debut EP was named after sportswriter and cultural observer Grantland Rice.

Creative Director, Songwriter + Singer
January, 2014
Katie Cheezehead
Dustin Puehler
Tyler Edward Miller

Our debut EP was named after sportswriter and cultural observer Grantland Rice.

The Reels Green crew wrote and performed over 50 original songs in a 2-year span. We selected the best 5 to record for this EP, but aimed to make it a "short album," meant to be consumed all at once – likely on the short ride to/from a mindless desk job. In addition to songwriters, we were curators and supporters. We were participants in Chicago’s vibrant #GalaFam collective and promoted many other local acts under the #ReelsMusic banner.

Watch "The Game"


For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes – not that you won or lost – but how you played the Game.