Sheldon Reynolds

Sheldon Reynolds is most widely know as former lead guitarist and vocalist for the legendary group Earth Wind and Fire which lasted over 14 years.  Before joinging Earth Wind and Fire he toured with blues performer Millie Jackson.  He is currently performing with his band Devoted Spirits and now on many accassions with Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire.  He joined the Commodores in 1983 remaining in the group for 4 years prior to his time with Earth WInd and Fire.  He has been a part of several projects workings with artists including Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker,Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins to name a few. 

 

His talents extend past performing into the area of writing and composing.  Reynolds received an Image Award for Lifetime Achievement while a member of EWF.  He was nominated for a Grammy for the Song Sunday Morning, which he wrote and recorded with EWF. He co-wrote and san on the first single and number one some "Always Remember" from the Brian Culbertson CD "Bringing Back the Funk". He also wrote the music and appeared in the show "Sunny in Philly" with Danny DeVito.

 
Sheldon Reynolds himself is currently battling Parkinson's Disease which earlier in 2016 took the life of Earth Wind and Fire founder and creator Maurice White.  Kalimba along with Sheldon are doing their part to help bring awareness to this disease.  Sheldon works closely with several Parkinson Foundations, but is currently working to bring awareness and a eventually a cure.