Following her personal mission statement “Work hard, be nice, keep moving,” Jenny Reynolds goes for things that keep her going. She moved to Austin in 2003, and has played The Old Settlers Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Cactus Cafe, and Threadgill’s World Headquarters. She was an Official Showcase Artist at SXSW 2008 and 2018, and was named “Best New Local Act” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2005 Critics Poll.
Reynolds latest CD, “Next To You," features Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan, Warren Hood, and Scrappy Jud Newcomb. She has also worked with Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and Brian Standefer. Her music has been on major network television and independent film, including ABC’s “All My Children” and CBS’s "The District." She is also the founder and producer of Austin's “Williams Nite: A Tribute to Hank and Lucinda Williams," a “kinda annual” show that will happen for the ninth time in December of 2019. Proceeds benefit The SIMS Foundation.
Reynolds is currently finishing recording a new CD tentatively titled “Any Kind of Angel” with Mark Hallman (Eliza Gilkyson, Ani diFranco) and Andre Moran at Congress House Studio in Austin. An early 2020 release is planned.
**November 2019 UPDATE**
"Any Kind of Angel" is currently being mixed by Mark Hallman. The recording will feature Jaimee Harris (harmonies), BettySoo (harmonies and accordion), Scrappy Jud Newcomb (guitar) and Warren Hood (fiddle). Yay!
“A winning way with a hook…” –Paste Magazine
“Aspiring troubadours migrating to Austin is often like coal to Newcastle, but Reynolds is a welcome … gem.” — Rob Patterson Texas Music
Jenny teaches guitar classes at UT Austin. Click on the link below for more information.Beginning Fingerpicking