Tap any member of The Time Jumpers on the shoulder and the face that turns to greet you will be that of someone who’s made major contributions to the richness and vigor of country music.
The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 11 members, each a master of his or her instrument. They are Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Calbin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Dawn Sears (vocals), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals), Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (drums, vocals). Press kit, music, photos and video are available at http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/the-time-jumpers-2/
The band’s current, self-titled release on Rounder Records has been nominated for two Grammy Awards this year– Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group-Country and Best Country Album.
The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time drinking beer and jamming with their sonically gifted buddies. The notion of building a rabidly devoted following was the last thing on their minds. But that’s what happened. Learning that Monday evenings were the slowest in the week for the Station Inn bluegrass club, the superpickers settled into that fabled venue at the start of each week and set up shop. Pretty soon Monday nights were sounding a lot like Saturday nights—and drawing commensurately lively crowds.
As word spread along Music Row that something special was happening at Station Inn, big stars began dropping by, some to sit in with the band, others just to enjoy the vast array of country, swing, jazz and pop standards The Time Jumpers rejoiced in playing.
Among those drop-bys were Bonnie Raitt, Reba McEntire, Norah Jones, Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Buffet and Kelly Clarkson.
After more than 10 years together, the band recently relocated their Monday night shows to 3rd & Lindsley, a larger capacity club in Nashville.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.sandlercenter.org or the Sandler Center BoxOffice, or charge by phone at 1-888-326-9849.
About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The Sandler Center beckons patrons from its location in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center. With 1,300 seats, the Sandler Center is an adaptable, acoustically superb space suited for virtually every kind of live performance.
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