One of the reasons I timed my Nashville visit around a Monday was to see the Western Swing Band Time Jumpers at The Station Inn. My friend Scott says they are one of the main reasons that he moved to Nashville and I believe it. All ten musicians were just amazing.
The band is made up of a core group of studio and touring musicians. I'm a big fan of the pedal steel guitar -- it makes me swoon. I was lucky enough to hear one of the the best session players in the business. Paul Frankin was sitting in for the regular player. You can hear Paul on everything from Barbara Mandrell to Megadeth.
As much as I loved the Time Jumpers, I adored the crowd. There were 200-ish people there on a Monday night at 10 pm. And I was one of the younger ones.
I've love to see them again -- when I'm not spending more time blowing my nose as I am listening. I knew I was really feeling bad when I was not up for checking out another band. Next time, for sure.