Though his music is of the progressive electronic variety, this keyboardist and percussionist got his start through country music channels. While living in Nashville in the '80s, Reaves hooked up with producer Marshall Montgomery and ended up working as his assistant engineer. Eventually Reaves' own music caught the ear of MCA producer Tony Brown, who signed the synthesist up to the company's Master Series label. Reaves recorded two solo albums and one collaboration with Jon Goin before a tightening in the music market forced MCA to let go of artists on its instrumental sub-label. In 1993, Reaves released Sea of Glass through Hearts of Space Records, which was his biggest hit yet. He also took on production gigs through Nashville, working on recordings by artists like Lisa Germano and Bedlam. He also joined Spacecraft and worked with Tony Gerber through the '90s until the release of his next solo album, 2001's Sacred Space.