TIM REYNOLDS: At Sticky Fingerz.
When Dave Matthews fans describe his friend and sometimes duo touring partner, Tim Reynolds, many throw in the line “He taught Dave everything he knows on the guitar.”
That’s really not what the unassuming Reynolds wants to hear, his publicist, Lisa Farber, says.
“Basically, he’s been a musician for many years in jazz, classical, pretty much any genre,” says Farber, who has known Reynolds, Matthews and their Charlottesville, Va., music buddies for several years. “Miller’s was a restaurant and club in Charlottesville and Tim played there a lot and Dave was a bartender there. After work, they’d play together a lot. Tim does not like it when people say he taught Dave Matthews how to play.
“They have a very close relationship and they have a great time playing together. He’s played on all the Dave Matthews Band albums, they’ve toured together as a duo. He’s been asked to join the band before but he’s always felt he had his own music and he’s true to his art.”
Reynolds, who had two versions of a jazzy trio called TR3, is on a solo acoustic-electric tour promoting music that will appear on his upcoming double CD “Parallel Universe.” Reynolds will perform at Sticky Fingerz on Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of show. Will Bradford of the group Seespeople will open the show.
Reynolds, who now lives in Santa Fe, put together a trio he dubbed Invisible Pagan Underdog for two shows in New Mexico, and recordings from that project make up an experimental half of the upcoming CD. The other half is older and newer solo studio work.
Reynolds spent much of last year campaigning for Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich and playing peace benefit concerts, Farber said.
“He’ll be doing a lot of songs from the CD on the tour. His new songs have lots of vocals, more than he normally does,” Farber said.