Boyd Tinsley
Name: Boyd Tinsley
Occupation: Violinist
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm (6' 3'')
Birth Day: May 16, 1964
Age: 58
Birth Place: Charlottesville, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Boyd Tinsley

Boyd Tinsley was born on May 16, 1964 in Charlottesville, United States (58 years old). Boyd Tinsley is a Violinist, zodiac sign: Taurus. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $70 Million.

Brief Info

Violinist and vocalist who has performed with groups like Dave Matthews Band.


He released a solo effort in 2003, which reached #3 on the Billboard Internet Sales chart.

Net Worth 2020

$70 Million
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Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
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Before Fame

He began playing violin in middle school after he discovered he could not play guitar in the school orchestra.


Biography Timeline


In 1991, Dave Matthews asked Tinsley to play violin on the song "Tripping Billies" with his band for their demo tape. Tinsley left his existing band (the Boyd Tinsley Trio) to join Dave Matthews Band. He became a full-time band member in 1992. Matthews later said, "We had no plans of adding a violinist. We just wanted some fiddle tracked on this one song "Tripping Billies", and Boyd was a friend of Leroi. He came in and it just clicked. That completely solidified the band, gave it a lot more power."


In 2000, Tinsley made a guest appearance on The Getaway People's second album, Turnpike Diaries.


In 2003, Tinsley released a solo album, True Reflections, featuring the title track he had written over a decade earlier. Tinsley was the principal songwriter of the album. True Reflections focuses on Tinsley as a singer-songwriter and does not feature much violin playing.


Tinsley played in a celebrity doubles tennis match in 2007 with John McEnroe against Pete Sampras and Autria Godfrey. He has recorded a song called "The Ghosts of Wimbledon" for the 2006 ESPN coverage of the tournament. Tinsley has sponsored the Boyd Tinsley Tennis Program in Charlottesville until his sexual harassment issues became known. After that, he claimed public embarrassment was the reason he stopped his sponsorship.


On March 20, 2009, Tinsley appeared with former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville when she launched her poetry book Sonata Mulattica, about 19th-century violin virtuoso George Bridgetower; Tinsley is mentioned in the first poem in the book, "The Bridgetower". He composed and performed a musical piece for the event, read a poem from the book and discussed his musical life in particular and the role of classically trained African-American musicians in general with Dove.


Tinsley was a writer for the short film Faces in the Mirror, which was first shown at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 13, 2012.


In August 2015, Tinsley formed Crystal Garden with Mycle Wastman, Charlie Csontos and Matt Frewen. For two years, he looked for a specific group of musicians who would form a modern day rock band. On the forming of the band, Tinsley commented, "The band was an idea I had maybe three years ago. I really wanted to create a young rock band – not a pop band – but a real rock band that had the same sensibility that rock from the 1960s and 1970s had to it. You know, something rocking from the heart and expressing something real". In their first week of recording sessions at Boyd's studio in Virginia they tracked the bulk of their first studio album, Let The Rocks Cry Out, which Tinsley produced. The album was released digitally on all platforms March 14, 2017 and physically on April 22, 2017. The band appeared on numerous morning shows.


In February 2018, Tinsley took a leave of absence from the band to focus on his health. On May 18, 2018, the band announced that Tinsley had been fired in response to a lawsuit filed by former Crystal Garden band member James Frost-Winn alleging sexual misconduct by Tinsley.

On February 2, 2018, attorneys for former Crystal Garden band member James Frost-Winn sent Tinsley a demand letter in an effort to obtain an out-of-court settlement in regard to sexual harassment allegations. The case was settled in June 2019.

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Currently, Boyd Tinsley is 59 years, 0 months and 23 days old. Boyd Tinsley will celebrate 60th birthday on a Thursday 16th of May 2024.

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