What's right about The Time Jumpers is what's right about music
by, Oct-02-2012 at 1:01pm (2070 Views)
Beg our pardon but we're here to tell you a story about our current favorite band on the planet and there isn't a mandolin in sight.
Meet The Time Jumpers, the ultimate example of what is really right with music. Counting 11 strong in the group, as the band members will tell you, it's really a country music big band. The members are made up of some of the hottest in-demand musicians in Nashville: first call studio musicians, Opry back-up pros, road tour cats in the bands of legends and young upstarts, and at least one bona-fide superstar who joined the band after being asked. Not just great super-pickers, real musicians in the finest sense. Wanting to play the music of their choosing they took matters into their own hands and formed a band that plays on Monday nights, usually an off day for working musicians. They all have music day (and night) jobs of their own! The goal here was to have fun making music, but they're gaining a wider audience.
For my two cents, there's nothing hipper in Nashville than what's going on with The Time Jumpers. Great male and female vocals, triple fiddles, accordion (hey, that's not Nashville!), three guitars, pedal steel, bass and drums. Guys like Ranger Doug of Riders In The Sky playing rhythm guitar that would make Freddie Green proud. Dawn Sears on vocals who should be a country music legend. The remarkable Jeff Taylor on accordion. And so much more. So much talent but the best thing about them is that the collective unit is stronger than just the parts. There's a good reason country music legends past and present come out on Mondays and stand in line to hear these cats, but find out for yourself. Lots of good videos of them on YouTube, and two great albums to boot.
Can't wait to see them in person, and I'll be booking a flight to Nashville soon to do just that. Musicians playing what they want to play for the sheer joy of it. That's just right!
Get their music:
amazon.com | iTunes | From the band web site
A great vocal band, couldn't resist sharing these two wonderful instrumental videos.
The Time Jumpers at the club 3rd And Lindsley, Nashville, Tennessee - June 11, 2012.
The Time Jumpers at The Station Inn, Nashville, Tennessee - March 16, 2007.