When: Sat., Aug. 30, 7 p.m. 2014
“One of the best all-arounders in country music: a soulful singer, a dexterous songwriter, a renowned guitar player,” (Chicago Tribune), Grammy- and CMA-decorated Vince Gill comes to the line-up on August 30 with genuine talent and none of the slick accoutrements that sometimes overshadow the genre. The Time Jumpers – currently comprised of Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Dawn Sears (vocals), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals) Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (drums, vocals) – are some of Nashville’s best and brightest studio musicians. They first gathered together in 1998 just to drink beer and play jazz, swing, country and pop with their gifted brethren. After big stars (Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffet…) started popping in, the posse released its own Grammy-nominated recordings and, to the delight of fans, unleashed that collective, Music City talent onstage.