Following her mission statement of “Work hard, be nice, keep moving,” Jenny Reynolds has had significant accomplishments in music as an independent artist. Since moving to Austin in 2003, Reynolds has played The Old Settlers Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Cactus Cafe, and Threadgill’s World Headquarters. She was an Official Showcaser at SXSW 2008 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. It is her third national release. She has also worked with Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Steve Sadler 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 the Music of Hank and Lucinda Williams, a “kinda annual” show that will happen for the eighth time in 2018.
Reynolds has a master’s degree in education from Boston College and was on the faculty of the National Guitar Workshop. She currently teaches guitar at the University of Texas, and has written instructional articles for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Peghead Nation. At present, she is recording a new CD tentatively titled Any Kind of Angel with Mark Hallman (Eliza Gilkyson, Ani diFranco) at Congress House Studio in Austin.