Tim Reynolds has been playing music all of his life. Starting as a bass player in a gospel band in his hometown of St. Louis to his days in Charlottesville with TR3, his breakthrough electric trio in the 1980s, and his recent recording and touring with Dave Matthews Band and the Dave Matthews-Tim Reynolds Acoustic Duo. Tim’s progression has continued through his last eight years on the road as a solo acoustic guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and crowds who have come to realize that Tim is not just Dave’s sideman; he is one of the most talented, amazing, and thoughtful players on the circuit today.
Having explored most musical styles, from rock to jazz and flamenco to reggae, Tim makes use of every instrument with his wide-ranging musical ability and rises above the mere mastery of chops to a virtual state of communion with whatever instrument he happens to be holding. He is a self-taught master of the sitar, solo jazz guitar, solo djembe, twelve string guitar, violin, and mandolin, along with his acoustic and electric guitars. His many influences, which include Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Led Zeppelin, among others, are indirectly felt in the fabric of Tim’s power trio and solo projects.
After living in New Mexico for the last eight years, Tim recently relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he ran across two musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, who would eventually form this latest version of TR3, his favorite project. After a chance meeting of these three talented players, a few rehearsals and several stealth appearances around the North Carolina shore Tim realized it was time to get back to the basics of rocking out the way only Tim can. Once again things have come full circle and TR3 is back to rock and funk the house down. Their songs are a mix of updated Tim classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown to Prince to TR3′s newest catalogue of material.