Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Concert Hall @ The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $35 – $75 / Time: 7:30 pm
“It’s hard to imagine a more skilled band playing [Western swing/country]. Pick a country or bluegrass artist — past or present — and it’s a good bet someone in the group has worked with them. They’re so adroit they don’t even rehearse.” –Associated Press
Escondido, CA — Wednesday, September 2, 2015 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is thrilled to present The Time Jumpers, an assemblage of some of Nashville’s most gifted musicians performing at the Center on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Led by 20-time GRAMMY® winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, as well as Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green, The Time Jumpers quickly developed a monumental following while earning four GRAMMY® nominations. With unprecedented talent and a strong affinity for western swing, the group continues to expand the richness and vigor of country music. Interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.
Formed in 1998, The Time Jumpers settled into fabled Nashville venue Station Inn for a Monday night residency that drew lively crowds to hear the super-pickers. As word spread along Music Row that something extra special was happening at Station Inn, big stars began dropping by. Some came to sit in, while others attended simply 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.
The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a true master of his respective instrument. Alphabetically — which is the only diplomatic way to present such a phalanx of evenly matched talent — they are Dennis Crouch (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), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals) Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (drums, vocals).
To list the artists these pickers have recorded and toured with would be tantamount to posting all the Billboard country charts for the past 30 years. Suffice it to say that the list ranges from Ray Price to John Anderson to Carrie Underwood. The stages these luminaries have graced extend from the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall. The ensemble has released their first studio project for Rounder Records, The Time Jumpers, along with a live album, Jumpin’ Time, which earned them two GRAMMY® nominations and a high-profile segment on NPR’s All Things Considered.
The Time Jumpers reveals a side of the ensemble that’s largely gone unheralded — that is the members’ abilities to write vivid new songs in the stylistic vein of the standards they love to perform, whether they’re breezy, euphoric dance tunes or mournful testimonies to the destructive power of love.
Make sure to catch this amazing performance from The Time Jumpers at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido!
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For more information about The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, please visit thetimejumpers.com.
About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.
About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.
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