Boyd Tinsley, Rock Viola Legend (at least to Mr. Shieh)

posted Sep 16, 2012, 1:09 PM by Eric Shieh
When I was in high school, I was in love with the Dave Matthews Band--mostly because of the awesome violin/viola solos Boyd Tinsley would whip out in the middle of songs.  (Boyd plays a 5-string violin that is a cross between a violin and a viola.)  Take a look at his solos here and here (I love the way people start cheering him on), and his beautiful performance of the Star-Spangled Banner here.  I spent a lot of time in high school trying to figure out Boyd's solos on my violin!  [Click on story for links]