Luke Reynolds (born April 20, 1979) is a Grammy nominated American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and film composer best known for his work in Pictures And Sound and Blue Merle.

Early years

Luke Reynolds was born and raised in and around Cornwall Vermont in a geodesic dome that his parents built in 1970.

The first instruments he played were drums and ukulele. At 5, he began studying classical piano and at 10 picked up electric guitar and bass.


It was in Nashville that he formed the band Blue Merle. The band released one full length album on Island in 2005, Burning In The Sun as well as "The Fires EP" and "Live At Bull Moose". They performed at Lollapalooza,Farm Aid and Bonnaroo and in April 2006, broke up. They played their last show, 45 minute set, on Friday, April 21 at Vanderbilt University's Rites of Spring music festival along with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and My Morning Jacket.

Also during his time in Nashville, he began writing, recording and collaborating with Tim O'Brien, Béla Fleck, Bucky Baxter and Abby Washburn.

Pictures And Sound

Following the breakup of Blue Merle in early 2006, Luke spent two and a half years writing a body of work which he released under the moniker Pictures And Sound on Vanguard Records in August 2008. The album was produced by Jacquire King and featured Pete McNeal on drums and Dave Wilder on bass. Also featured was a guest appearance by Willie Nelson.


Before starting their 2010 fall tour, Guster announced that Joe Pisapia would not be touring with the band. Instead, Joe would be touring with K.D. Lang with whom he had been writing songs. It was also announced that Luke Reynolds would be filling in for Joe starting September 12, 2010.