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 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 the Music of Hank and Lucinda Williams”, a “kinda annual” show that will happen for the ninth time in fall 2019. Proceeds benefit The SIMS Foundation.
As of spring 2019, Reynolds is currently finishing recording a new CD tentatively titled “Any Kind of Angel” with Mark Hallman (Eliza Gilkyson, Ani diFranco) at Congress House Studio in Austin. A fall 2019 release is planned.
**June 2019 UPDATE**
"Any Kind of Angel" should be finished by the end of July. In the past several weeks, Jaimee Harris (harmonies), BettySoo (harmonies and accordion) and Scrappy Jud Newcomb (guitar) have all come to the Coungress House Studio to record-- all with stunning results of course! Warren Hood (fiddle and mandolin) is coming later this month. 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