Kid Sister

Kid Sister

by The Time Jumpers

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Overview

Although 2016's Kid Sister is only their third LP, Western swing ensemble the Time Jumpers have been a Nashville institution since the late '90s. Formed by a crew of top-shelf session players seeking a casual outlet outside of the studio, they became a Music City staple when they landed a weekly residency at The Station Inn playing old swing tunes, jazz, and pop standards. With 2007's live album Jumpin' Time, they parlayed their status as Monday night's hottest band into a couple of Grammy nominations, then added Vince Gill to the band as a guitarist and occasional frontman. Fast forward to 2016 and the Time Jumpers are still Monday night's hottest band, though their popularity caused them to move their weekly gig to the larger capacity 3rd & Lindsley. Following their 2012 self-titled studio debut, vocalist -- and wife of fiddler and founding member Kenny Sears -- Dawn Sears succumbed to cancer, leaving a major hole in what has become a tight-knit musical family. Named for and dedicated to Sears, Kid Sister is the group's first album since her passing and is the last to feature her powerhouse voice, which can be heard on the two opening tracks. While the Jumpers are most vibrant in front of an audience, they turn in a solid set here, full of heart, soul, and plenty of craft. Highlights include the instrumentally dazzling live favorite "All Aboard," the smoky "Blue Highway Blue," and the heartbreaking title cut. As on-stage, their unity as a ten-piece band is at the heart of what they do, with vocals and licks deftly passed back and forth among the ranks, despite having a well-known commodity in Gill. Among the fine Western swing covers and ballads are a number of Gill-penned songs, one of which -- "We're the Time Jumpers" -- acts as the group's theme song. Still, he and his bandmates are team players above all, faithfully serving this timeless brand of American music and, in this case, doing so in the spirit of Sears and her years of camaraderie and collaboration.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2016
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072376380
catalogNumber: 613763
Rank: 14784

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Time Jumpers   Primary Artist
Dawn Sears   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ranger Doug Green   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Vince Gill   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Andy Reiss   Electric Guitar
Kenny Sears   Fiddle,Vocals
Joe Spivey   Fiddle,Vocals
Billy Thomas   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Jeff Taylor   Piano,Accordion,Vocal Harmony
Brad Albin   Bass

Technical Credits

Faron Young   Composer
Max D. Barnes   Composer
Hank Penny   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Paul Franklin   Composer
Vince Gill   Composer,Producer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Freddy Powers   Composer
Kenny Sears   Composer
Pete Wasner   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
John Paul Daniel   Composer
Time Jumpers   Arranger
Ashley Monroe   Composer
Debi Smith-Cochran   Composer
Ruth Hall   Composer
Douglas B. Green   Composer
Matt Rausch   Engineer
Marvin Wynn Thomas   Composer

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