Tomorrow, September 11th , The Time Jumpers, who recently signed with Rounder records, will release their self-titled studio album. The band has been playing in Nashville for years gaining quite a following that includes many of the cities fellow stars. What started out as a group of extremely talented session players just getting together to jam has turned into one of the hottest tickets in town. The Time Jumpers played at Nashville’s famous Station Inn for 13 years and have now moved their much anticipated Monday night shows to 3rd & Lindsley. If you have never had the chance to see this band live add it to your bucket list immediately. The 11-member western swing/country band has so much talent most people walk away in complete awe of what they just heard.
This new project by The Time Jumpers was recorded in Vince Gill’s home studio affectionately called “The House.” It features the current 11 band members, Dennis Crouch, Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin (who has just been nominated for musician of the year), “Ranger Doug” Green, Kenny Sears, Dawn Sears, Andy Reiss, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor, and Billy Thomas. Each member brings something distinctive to this album while complimenting the other members just perfectly. This band, as well as this album, is a great example of true musicianship. Every player is equal and every note counts. There are 12 tracks on the album and most of them are originals penned by members of the band.
“Texoma Bound” is an up-tempo instrumental only track, which kicks off the album and showcases the band’s versatility. “The Women of My Dreams” is an original tune written by Vince Gill. The song has a real traditional country sound and of course Vince’s smooth signature vocals. Dawn Sears takes lead vocals on “Faint of Heart.” Her amazing range and throw back voice will make you feel like you are listening to the Opry circa 1960. Another great track is “On the Outskirts of Town.” Vince takes the lead on this toe tapping catchy tune. This song will definitely be a crowd favorite at their shows. Ranger Doug of the Riders in the Sky does a stellar job on “Yodel Blues” and Kenny Sears and wife Dawn will have you singing “Texas on a Saturday Night” for days! “ It is impossible to pick a favorite off this album. All of the songs are equally impressive.
The Time Jumpers have a reminiscent feel that so many true country lovers may be missing in other music today. The talent, the camaraderie, and the pure love of the music that exudes from this album are nothing short of inspiring. Music lovers will take this album and embrace it. Unique projects like this don’t come around nearly often enough.
The Time Jumpers play every Monday night in Nashville at 3rd & Lindsley at 9pm!!
Want to know more about The Time Jumpers? www.thetimejumpers.com