Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band reopens Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg with acoustic show on June 17
From a press release:
The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg has announced its first indoor show in over a year. Grammy Award-nominated multi-instrumentalist Tim Reynolds, known as both a solo artist and the lead guitarist of Dave Matthews Band, will perform a rare solo acoustic set in the downtown theater on Thursday, June 17.
Reynolds’ longtime friend and collaborator Dave Matthews said, “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.”
Doors at the Sherman (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which range from $25-$32, are on sale now and available at the Sherman Theater box office and online via shermantheater.com and Etix.
With a career spanning almost 40 years, guitarist and sonic innovator Tim Reynolds is famous 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, his music is inspired and authentic.
Reynolds was born on Dec. 15, 1957 in Wiesbaden, Germany to devoutly religious military parents. He had a peripatetic childhood, moving from Alaska and throughout much of the Bible Belt Midwest, eventually settling in St. Louis, Missouri. He started playing the piano at age 8 but then quickly progressed to playing the acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar in the local church gospel band during his teens. At this time, he was also secretly experimenting and riffing with forbidden rock, funk, and soul. Upon graduating from high school, he left the constraints of his conservative upbringing and eventually moved to Charlottesville, Virginia 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 ’80s and ’90s, 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, New Mexico to pursue a solo acoustic career. He spent the ’90s 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. He continues to surprise and delight his fans with occasional 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 released a number of CDs. Their latest record and first major label release, “Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion,” came out in 2014. He also continues to add to his prolific discography with a number of solo acoustic and electric albums.
A two-time Grammy nominee, Reynolds is currently lead guitarist for Dave Matthews Band and performs as one half of the acoustic Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds duo. He has played on nearly all of DMB’s albums.
The Sherman Theater is Monroe County’s only nationally ranked nonprofit theater and performing arts center. Located in downtown Stroudsburg, the Sherman has proudly served the Pocono region for 90 years. The theater is committed to strengthening the community by producing culturally-diverse, nationally-known professional acts and festivals at the theater and at satellite locations throughout Monroe County for people of all ages by providing an opportunity for local artists to perform and by creating economic development in the region. The Sherman Theater’s projects and events attract over 100,000 visitors to the Pocono region annually.
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