LIVE: Tim Reynolds @ Cohoes Music Hall, 1/9/16

January 11th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Music is back at the Cohoes Music Hall. After a dozen years as the home of C-R Productions’ theater performances, the intimate Remsen Street venue hosted a solo acoustic concert last weekend by Tim Reynolds, best known as Dave Matthews’ guitarist. The concert was sold-out.

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From 2000-2003, the Cohoes Music Hall had been the home of the Eighth Step, and it was certainly good to hear a concert in the CMH once again.

The venue had originally been slated to re-open last month with a performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, but that show was cancelled due to injury. Next up on the Cohoes Music Hall’s calendar is a comedy show on Saturday, February 6 headlined by Moody McCarthy.

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Excerpt from David Singer’s review at The Daily Gazette: “Reynolds, known as the guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, played mainly his own tunes — largely brief, fast finger-picking numbers that shared many of the same characteristics. He is a solid player with a quirky style. He rarely strummed chords, instead he used his fingers to pick apart the song, often slapping down with his thumb and plucking up with his other fingers. The songs were created for solo acoustic guitar — intricate, technical, and not the kind that left you humming the melody. He rarely set out to sell the song, rather he labored at displaying technique and speed. It was difficult to tap a steady foot to his songs, like a record that skipped here and there. There were no slow ballads or even mid-tempo catchy verses. Given all that, song after song his intensity kept the full house attentive and energetic.”

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