The Time Jumpers are a Western swing band comprised of nine of Nashville's finest studio and musicians and vocalists. The band started in 1998 with an idea from bandleader Hoot Hester to get together and play Western swing for their own enjoyment. Things started in a garage and soon moved to some of the most prestigious stages in Nashville. The first gig as The Time Jumpers included Hoot Hester, Dennis Crouch, Kenny Malone, Robert Bowlin, Aubrey Haynie, Johnny Cox and Andy Reiss. This version of the band played about once a month for three or four months until landing a regular gig at the Station Inn. The guys would also play jam sessions in the dressing rooms of the Grand Ole Opry when they would be there working with other artists. At the present time, the band consists of Hoot Hester (fiddle/vocals), Dennis Crouch (bass), Johnny Cox (steel guitar), Andy Reiss (guitar), Rick Vanaugh (drums), Jeff Taylor (accordion/vocals), Kenny Sears (fiddle/vocals), Carolyn Martin (vocals) and "Ranger Doug" Green (guitar/vocals). The Time Jumpers have recently completed their second album, The Time Jumpers at The Station Inn. You can still hear them there every Monday night.
Mondays, 9 p.m., 2008