Tim Reynolds w/ Special Guest Christie Lenèe
Sat · December 23, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Tin Pan
$30 adv / $35 door
This event is all ages
Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.
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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-belt 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.”
Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.’ Among the vast community of fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and
larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures.
Christie’s pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, and on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her most recent album “STAY” was one of three finalists for “Best CD of 2016” (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song “Love Who You Are” nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category “Songs for Personal Transformation.”
Christie spent most of 2017 on tour in the US, Australia, and many countries around Asia. She’s now back in the studio recording new songs, intentionally crafted to weave her compositional guitar wizardry with folk-pop lyricism and ever exceeding vocal performances. The first three singles on deck, "Free World Citizen," "Call My Heart Back
Home," and "Dear Julia" also include musical contributions by the acclaimed bassist/musical prodigy Tal Wilkenfeld (Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea), and world-renowned drummer/percussionist Allison Miller (Ani Difranco, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Merchant).
Meanwhile her album “STAY” is still making traction, including 3 instrumental pieces produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records). These glorious instrumental pieces vary, from “Soaring Over Glacier Bay” with 27 cellos and a symphonic essence, to “Sunset Rebirth” with a bamboo flute, and the
simplicity of “Sweet Little Piece” on the 12 string Veillette Gryphon Guitar.
Christie's first place acclaim in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in September of 2017 has continued to keep her travels fluent. The naturally born composer/performer has a deep love of music that transcends through every stage, into the hearts of listeners, leaving crowds entranced with harmonic eloquence and
emotionally moving songs. Her story continues to unfold with velocity and accomplishment!
“Christie Lenée is a wonderful spirit making beautiful music on the guitar. She has epic compositions that take one on a journey through time.”
-Tim Reynolds, Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band
“Christie Lenée is a very creative and skilled musician!”
- Andy McKee
“The message in the music of Christie Lenée is crystal-clear and unambiguous. And that message is a celebration of life, love and joy. The elation in her voice, the ever-present
smile on her face, her warm and embracing lyrics, her wonderful between-songs anecdotes, and her brilliant guitar playing all point directly to that message.”
- Scott Hopkins, MusicFest News
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