With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist and sonic innovator Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds¹ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his acoustic or electric guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds¹ music is inspired and authentic.
Tim Reynolds was born 15 December 1957 in Wiesbaden, Germany, to devoutly religious military parents. He had a peripatetic childhood, moving from Alaska and through much of the Bible-belt Midwest, eventually settling in St. Louis, MO. His musical introduction began at age eight with piano lessons, but he quickly progressed to playing the acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar in the local church gospel band during his teens.
During this time he was also secretly experimenting and riffing with forbidden rock, funk and soul. Upon graduating from high school, Reynolds left the constraints of his conservative upbringing and eventually moved to Charlottesville, VA, where he explored his musical craft even further, adding psychedelic and progressive rock to his burgeoning repertoire of music.
It was in the mid 1980s that Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he met and befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. He eventually decided to disbanded TR3, relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue his solo acoustic career. During the 1990s and 2000s, his musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that he is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.
Reynolds discography is more than prolific. He continues to release a large number of acoustic and electric CDs, from the widely-acclaimed ³Stream² to his recently-released acoustic ³The Limbic System² and collaborates frequently with other musicians on a number of side projects.
Reynolds is currently lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band and performs as one-half of the acoustic Dave Matthews-Tim Reynolds duo. He has performed on nearly all of DMB¹s CDs.
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