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February 6, 2014

Tim Reynolds steps out of Dave Matthews' shadow for Tralf show with his band TR3

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Niagara Gazette — When Reynolds moved from air guitar to real guitar he began like many guitarists do, learning contemporary three-chord songs before tackling complex numbers from guitarists like Jimi Hendrix.

“When I first started learning songs like that I was amazed at how simple they were on one hand, but how complex the bending and the phrasing is, getting that mojo. That is still a mystery that intrigues me.”

Reynolds career has taken many turns over the years. He has played huge stadiums and concert halls as part of the Dave Matthews Band, amphitheaters as part of the Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic duo, and as a solo performer and with TR3 in smaller venues like The Tralf.

“I kind of prefer the smaller gigs. Of course there is nothing wrong with a big gig, but at the smaller gigs you notice the nuances of the venue and the people. To me, it’s important to connect with your audience. On the big tours everybody does everything for you. There are easy things about the big tours but there are gratifying things about the small tours. They are both edifying because we are living our dream of playing music.”

Many TR3 shows are freely and legally available on the internet archive at archive.org. They are the testament to the power of this amazing trio.

Tickets for TR3 are just $18 in advance and $22 day of show and available at all Ticketmaster locations including Walmart, and at The Tralf Box office.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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