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About the guys…
Al is a big fan of all kinds of music, but the following artists and bands have made the biggest impact on his musical style: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maceo Parker, Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington, Jr., and the Dave Matthews Band.
Jarrett hails from the booming metropolis of Pinetops NC. His music exposure began with his father who had grown up as a drummer playing with the likes of Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Clifford Curry and even James Brown… so, as a kid riding around in the family vehicle, he was exposed to a lot of old school music.
Jarrett began playing trumpet in middle school because he thought having only three valves would make it easy. That definitely was not the case, but he quickly caught on and was even drafted by the high school marching band to play solos while in middle school.
After dropping the trumpet to attend college and pursue a career in engineering, he began following his love for music once again. Jarrett has shared the stage with The Embers and The Band of Oz, has been a member of the original Showmen band, and has opened for Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs and The Commodores.
Jim cut his teeth with a hard rock band playing in clubs starting at the age of 16, and has strummed strings professionally in the studio and on stage (guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, harp) from Nashville to Los Angeles in genres from heavy metal to bluegrass, though his heart is with blues/rock.
Jim currently lives near Beaufort, NC.
Drum Master. ‘nuf said . . .