Album Review: The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers

There's an old joke that says 'there are two kinds of music: "Country" and "Western." The Time Jumpers major label debut for Rounder finds the allstar collective showcasing their appreciation for all kinds of "Country" and "Western" songs. Read on to see what we have to say about The Time Jumpers album here!

The Time Jumpers is the collective's first studio album and it features a strong collection of songs which showcase the band's virtuoso instrumentals (lead track "Texoma Bound") and the three lead vocalists, Dawn Sears, "Ranger Doug" and of course, Vince Gill. The name is apt for the band jumps through the history of country music to bring back a heavy dose of Western Swing on tracks like the opener, "On The Outskirts Of Town," "Texas On A Saturday Night" to the 20s and "Yodel Blues," torch ballads like "Faint Of Heart" and shufflin' accordion-laced numbers like "On The Outskirts Of Town," and "Nothing But The Blues." 

The Time Jumpers is quite simply one of the best records of 2012, a record that is as timeless as it is good. The playing is great and when they cover "Someone Had To Teach You" they show off their classic wares as much as they do on many of these song where the instrumentals shine. There's not much of a chance that any of these songs become mainstream country radio hits but that's OK for those that do pick up the album (and it is being released in Vinyl) will be darn glad they did.

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