The Time Jumpers’ radiant third album, Kid Sister, has been announced for a September 9th release on Rounder Records. This treasury of 14 tunes—new and classic—is both a sweet tribute to the band’s late “girl singer,” Dawn Sears (the “Kid Sister” of the title), and a sparkling celebration of western swing and traditional country music.
For the uninitiated and yet-to-be dazzled, The Time Jumpers is a ten piece band made up of superpickers who normally work recording sessions and/or tour with major artists. On Monday evenings, their usual night off, they convene at the 3rd & Lindsley nightclub in Nashville for shows that routinely pack the house and attract big name artists, many of whom join them on stage.
“A Nashville institution,” The New York Times raved, “with fans often making pilgrimages from abroad.”
The band members are Vince Gill, vocals and guitars; Kenny Sears, fiddle and vocals (and Dawn Sears’ husband); Joe Spivey and Larry Franklin, fiddles and vocals; Paul Franklin, steel guitar; “Ranger Doug” Green, guitars and vocals and founding member of the Grand Ole Opry’s Riders In The Sky; Billy Thomas, drums and vocals; Jeff Taylor, accordion, piano and vocals; Andy Reiss, guitars; and Brad Albin, bass.
Gill produced Kid Sister with the entire band creating the arrangements.
1. My San Antonio Rose (Freddy Powers)
2. I Miss You (Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe)
3. We’re The Time Jumpers (Vince Gill)
4. Table For Two (Vince Gill, Max D. Barnes)
5. Empty Rooms (Doug Green)
6. All Aboard (Paul Franklin)
7. Blue Highway Blue (Debi Smith Cochran, Billy Thomas)
8. I Hear You Talkin’ (Cindy Walker)
9. The True Love Meant For Me (Vince Gill)
10. Honky Tonkin’ (Vince Gill, Troy Seals)
11. Bloodshot Eyes (Hank Penny)
12. Sweet Rowena (Vince Gill, Pete Wasner)
13. This Heartache (Kenny Sears)
14. Kid Sister (Vince Gill)
The Time Jumpers will take selections from Kid Sister and other crowd favorites to the people starting Thursday, July 21st at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. From there, it’s to the Globe Performing Arts Center, Amarillo, TX, July 22nd; the Civic Center Theatre, Lubbock, TX, July 23rd and 16 more dates, including a West Coast swing in September and October.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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