Tim Jones

Darrell Harwood

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Tim Jones began playing drums at age 12 in the East Rutherford High School band program.  Tim played in marching band, concert band & jazz band.  He continued his studies throughout High School and most notably had the opportunity to study with Tom Float (Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corp) and Gilbert Doggett (Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corp). At age 14 Tim also got his first live gig performing with a gospel group where he spent four years traveling extensively and played on two full length albums by age 16.  After his graduation he spent several years playing in local and regional acts while acquiring his degree in Radio & Television Broadcasting.  Not long after completing college Tim moved to Charlotte, NC where he joined “Skin & Bones”, a regional original rock group that performed the East Coast circuit.  In 1998 he moved to Forest City, NC where he became the first call session drummer for Mega Praise Recording Studios and played on many recordings in a variety of musical styles.   In 2002 the opportunity came to tour on the NASCAR circuit performing with the event band.  Tim spent two seasons touring with NASCAR and also got to play the infield stage for the Indy 500 (2004).  Currently you will find Tim performing and recording with country artist Darrell Harwood.  As one of the top drawing acts in the Southeast they play 80-100 shows per year.  Tim is very passionate about music education is also a teacher/educator at Rock University in Charlotte, NC.