Crystal Garden & DMB’s Boyd Tinsley On The Road

With Dave Matthews Band taking a break from touring in 2017, it gives Boyd Tinsley time to do his own thing. The violinist/mandolinist is headed to U.S. venues this spring with Crystal Garden. 

– Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band
“NCAA Big Dance,” Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Ga.

The group is described as the brainchild of Tinsley, who spend two years searching out “the right group of musicians to form a modern day rock band.” The lineup features Mycle Wastman on vocals, Charlie Csontos on bass, Matt Frewen on drums, and James Frost-Winn on trumpet.

Tinsley produced Crystal Garden’s debut album, Let The Rocks Cry Out, which is due out next month.

The spring tour launches March 18 in Philadelphia. Here’s the plan: 

March 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Foundry
March 20 – Allston, Mass., Great Scott
March 22 – New York, N.Y., The Studio @ Webster Hall
March 24 – Providence, R.I., Fete Music Hall
March 25 – Charlottesville, Va., The Southern
March 29 – New Haven, Conn., Toad’s Place
March 31 – Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo Iron Works
April 1 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Putnam Den
April 2 – Ithaca, N.Y., The Range
April 3 – Syracuse, N.Y., Funk N’ Waffles
April 5 – Pittsburgh, Pa., James Street
April 7 – Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall
April 12 – Columbus, Ohio, Woodlands Tavern
April 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Pyramid Scheme
April 15 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
April 19 – Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick
April 20 – Chicago, Ill., Schubas Tavern
April 21 – Champaign, Ill., The Accord
April 22 – St. Louis, Mo., The Ready Room
April 26 – Madison, Wis., The Frequency
April 27 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue

Select dates are on sale now. Tickets for some shows go on sale Feb. 24. Check with your local venue and visit for more information.