With a career spanning almost forty years, guitarist and sonic innovator Tim Reynolds is best known for
his seemingly effortless guitar virtuosity, his masterful command of melody and timing, and for his
uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. He’s explored almost every musical style,
from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, and his wide-ranging talent is evident each time he
picks up his acoustic or electric guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is
nspired 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 throughout much of the Bible-blt
Midwest, eventually settling in St. Louis, MO. He started playing the piano at age eight, but then 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 added 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 relocated to Santa Fe, NM, to pursue a solo
acoustic career. He spent the 1990s and 2000s 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. Tim continues to surprise and delight his fans with rare solo acoustic
performances throughout the country.
After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds moved back to the East Coast to the Outer Banks of
North Carolina. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and
drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later, and several stealth appearances throughout North
Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3. TR3 has been touring since 2007 and have
released a number of CDs. Their latest CD and first major label release, “Like Some Kind of Alien
Invasion,” came out in 2014.
A two time Grammy nominee, Reynolds is currently lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band and
performs as one-half of the acoustic Dave Matthews-Tim Reynolds duo. Tim’s longtime friend and
collaborator, Matthews says, “I’m dying to go on the road with Tim just the two of us again. I love
playing with Tim because I think he’s the greatest guitar player I’ve ever met. He is so constantly
spontaneous and really is so connected to what he’s doing when he plays. He makes everything have
more room for the listener and more musical space. He’s a profound musical talent.”
Between playing shows with his reggae band "The fat Peace" and his solo act, Alex Gideon has made a name for himself touring extensively throughout New York State and the entire east coast over the past 5 years. From earning a Sammy nomination with his bands E.P. "What's The Rush", to opening up shows for national recording artists including Turkuaz, Zach Deputy, The Main Squeeze and John Browns Body; Gideon has gained recognition throughout the CNY area. Playing a range of genre's including Reggae, funk and classic rock, Gideon brings his music to life through the use of a loop pedal; overdubbing and creating live songs with various percussion, vocals and guitar. Most recently he has been putting the finishing touches on his first solo release, a 5 song E.P. entitled "Know different than before" which will be followed by a spring tour across Upstate New York.
Laying their roots in Binghamton, NY, Several Sons are bringing light to a growing music scene. Through soulful harmonies and melodic runs, this band has something to offer almost every musical taste bud. Their extremely high energy shows provide a sound so large, you won't believe they are unplugged. Get on board and rise up with the Sons!