Simple - one guitar, one mandolin, two voices. Pure - no-frills Appalachian mountain music. Honest - melody-rich tales told through song. Tim & Jodi Harbin have joined forces to create an acoustic duet with deep roots. Tim and Jodi met several years ago at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas and found a shared musical vision. They weave their respective musical heritages into a collaboration that speaks to history and tradition, while always looking forward.
Tim is East Tennessee born and bred. This Powell, Tennessee native has been a staple of the Knoxville music scene for more than 30 years. Tim has showcased his talents at guitar contests and festivals across the southeast, but most recently is known for his work with the High Kotton Band and Southern Express. Tim’s guitar and singing style reflect his roots and influences which include Doc Watson, Norman Blake and New Grass Revival.
Jodi is originally from Waverly Hall, Georgia, but has most recently shared her musical talents in Colorado and nationally with her original acoustic band, Lonesome Traveler. Jodi began playing music and performing at an early age as a classical pianist. She took up the mandolin about 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She infuses her love of acoustic music with a diverse background that includes performing in both the University of Tennessee and University of Georgia marching bands, and serving as a professional collaborative pianist at the University of Northern Colorado. Jodi is also an award winning song writer, taking 2nd place in the prestigious 2012 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. Her fluid mandolin style reflects influences from Roland White, Tim O’Brien and Mike Compton.