Boyd Tinsley Net Worth
Boyd Tinsley Net Worth: Boyd Tinsley is an American violinist and mandolin player who has a net worth of $70 million. Born May 16, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, Boyd Tinsley is best known as a member of the Dave Matthews Band, within which he collaborates in songwriting, harmonizing and singing background vocals. Boyd Tinsley grew up in the same neighborhood as future Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford and their late saxophonist, LeRoi Moore. As a kid, he was not an avid music lover or player and only learned violin by accidentally signing up for a middle school orchestra class which he thought offered guitar. The idea of learning the violin, however, was interesting enough for him that he stuck with it. As a teenager, he took part in forming the Charlottesville-Albemarle Youth Orchestra, in which future Dave Matthews Band member and bassist Stefan Lessard also took part several years later. He studied under Isidor Saslav, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Saslav offered him the chance to move to Baltimore to work with him more closely. A mere 16 years old at the time, Tinsley declined the offer. Tinsley's interest began transitioning from orchestral music to popular music when he found himself listening to other musicians who performed rock, blues and jazz. In 2000, he made a guest appearance on The Getaway People's second album, Turnpike Diaries. In 2003, Tinsley released a solo album, True Reflections, featuring a title track he had written over a decade earlier. Boyd Tinsley was also a writer for the short film Faces in the Mirror, which was first shown at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 13, 2012. Faces in the Mirror is only available for purchase electronically, but Tinsley continues to support and put on pop-up events nationwide for those interested in seeing the film.